The chef’s tasting menu at Sabio in Pleasanton

February 23, 2016
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Last weekend Mr. K and I drove out to Pleasanton on 580 past miles of green rolling hills dotted with oak trees to check out the chef’s tasting menu at Sabio’s on Main, a tapas restaurant in the heart of downtown which opened last year.  Neither of us has spent much time in the area, we mostly have […]

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Ramen at Mensho Tokyo in San Francisco!

February 15, 2016
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These are exciting times now that so many artisanal ramen crafters are setting up shop in San Francisco.  For years we have had to travel down the peninsula to satisfy the urge for a bowl of really good noodles.  Last year Mensho Tokyo, which has 6 locations in Tokyo, Japan, announced it was opening its first US location […]

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Dinner at Aubergine at L’Auberge in Carmel

February 8, 2016
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Monte Verde at Seventh, Carmel-by-the-Sea | 831.624.8578 | website Mr. K and I decided we wanted to try something new during a recent visit to Monterey. I did a little research and Aubergine seemed to be on everyone’s A-list and has won many awards.  The restaurant is located in L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Châteaux hotel that was originally […]

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Tasting olive oils and wine at We Olive in Los Gatos

January 27, 2016
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112 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos |408.354.7474 | website Mr. K and I were down in Monterey again last weekend and stopped by this charming new wine bar/olive oil tasting room in Los Gatos on our way back.  They are planning to have a grand opening celebration this weekend, so you should make plans to visit because […]

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Noodles and lunch at Vientian Cafe in Oakland

January 20, 2016
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3801 Allendale Ave. Oakland, CA  94619 | 510.535.2218 | website |menu open daily: 11am – 4 pm; 5 – 9 pm I dragged Mr. K along to a Meetup lunch with the infamous Bay Area Noodle Whores, a group of fanatical and devoted pastitutes who are on a perpetual quest to find the perfect bowl of ramen, pho, soup noodles, laksa, dongchimi […]

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Dinner at the Terrace Room in Oakland

January 11, 2016
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1800 Madison Street Oakland, CA 94612-4630 | 510.903.3771 | website Mr. K and I used to live in the Lake Merritt area and always admired this grand historic building which houses the beautiful Terrace Room restaurant with splendid views of the lake.  It was built in 1927 offering apartment-style hotel living along the shores of Lake Merritt in a Mediterranean Art Deco style that highlights the […]

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Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar in Pacific Grove

December 28, 2015
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542 lighthouse ave, pacific grove ca 93950 | 831.920.2662 | website Last week Mr. K and I went on a weekend trip to Pacific Grove, one of our favorite getaways because it is just a couple of hours drive away, has many excellent restaurants and stunning views in just about any direction you look.  We stayed at a bed and […]

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