Rillettes Sandwich from Gourmet & More
Gourmet & More Hayes Valley
Courtyard at Arlequin
Sherry Page and Alex
The Fatted Calf
This is how we do it at the Fatted Calf
Smitten Ice Cream and its unique made-to-order ice cream accomplished by liquid nitrogen
Alex and I have landed on the other side of the country in San Francisco. Our first order of business was to see friends and family. There are two dear friends I have in the city, Gloria and Sherry. On this day, Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways and I met for a gourmet field trip through Hayes Valley. You may remember Sherry from here and here. Fabulous, isn't she? Our neighborhood excursion included a visit to Arlequin, where my two and a half foot midget wandered through its beautiful back courtyard, lunch at Gourmet & More where an impressive cheese room waits in the back, a meaty stop at the Fatted Calf and dessert at Smitten Ice Cream, where I experienced the creamiest cups of chocolate and salted caramel. Although Sherry tells me the creamiest ice cream is from Askinosie Chocolate. I'll have to see for myself. To top it off we had a friendly visit from the unofficial neighborhood mascot, Casper the Cockatoo, an unimaginably fun way to end the day.