Night #1 - The Slanted Door
This is Vietnamese food at its finest with a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge. Make a reservation weeks in advance as this is not a restaurant you can walk into without notice. We gorged ourselves on oysters, yellowtail, slanted door spring rolls, barbecued willis ranch pork spareribs, green papaya salad, grass-fed estancia shaking beef, stir fried organic chicken, caramelized wild gulf shrimp, and chue farm sugar snap peas.
Night #2 - Dosa
Dosa serves up South Indian cuisine using organic and sustainable ingredients. But the real star of the show is the drinks. The Bengali Gimlet and I became fast friends (Tanqueray Rangpur Gin, curried nectar, lime juice, served up). The other must-have: the classic masala dosa...an enormous crepe-like dish that is perfect for sharing.
Night #3 - Foreign Cinema
Hands down one of my favorite restaurants of all time. I was in love the second I stepped into the outdoor courtyard with white lights strung above and a documentary playing against a white, brick wall. If the atmosphere wasn't enough, the food was even better...an extensive oyster bar where I sampled a variety of west coast options, ahi tuna, and a halibut dish that was so good I had to restrain myself from licking my plate. And to top it off, Valrhona chocolate pot de creme with caramel popcorn
Night #4 - Gott's Roadside
The last night I was on my own for dinner so I chose Gott's Roadside, a casual and iconic gourmet burger stand. All the reviews I read raved about the Ahi Tuna Burger so I had to see for myself...and they were right. Paired with garlic fries and a glass of wine, it was the perfect way to end my trip.
Patiently waiting for my food.
The Embarcadero - Outside of The Slanted Door and Gott's
* Photos of Nights #1-3 taken from restaurant websites. Gott's photos belong to me!