Showing posts from August, 2015

Napa Valley, California

What to try next time based on colleagues recommendation Heitz Cellar - -- Free tasting ----- Trinitas Tasting Room at Meritage Resort - 4 out of 5 Wine Tasting Trinitas Tasting Room at Meritage Resort Custom Flight of 5 wine tasting glasses for 20 dollars or 4 tasting glasses paired with Chocolates for 30 dollars.  If you order more than 100 dollars, you get one wine tasting free. This is an exclusive wine that they make and it is named Cabernet Francis as this was presented to Pope Francis!  Yes, this winery is a Catholic winery! Pinot Noir Reserve Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc - Dessert Wine I really like this. Not too sweet but very very smooth. Port Style Wine Well in comparison to Port, it is not that great.  I rather go for the Sauvignon Blanc Dessert Wine Where to go late night? Meritage Resort The Ultra Loung

Tartine Bakery at Mission

Webpage: Address: 600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110 *** The Souffle is amazing! Tartine at the 18th & Guerrero Street There seems to be always a long queue in this bakery / cafe.   The best time to go here is early afternoon on weekdays... I pass by there around 5PM Monday afternoon and there was no queue/line but it was perfect because I got to buy their loaves of bread which just came out fresh out of the oven.  Apparently, it's out of the over 4.30 PM every day! Lemon Tart - 6 dollars - Not so tangy which I like just perfect August 30, 2015 Pain Au chocolat - Quite good.. Crispy on the outside, and a bit tender and moist in the inside. August 30, 2015 Walnut Bread - I bought this at 5 PM and started chewing on it.  Tasted like Sourdough honestly and I liked it. - August 31, 2015 September 21, 2015 October 18, 2015 Addition Pain au Jambon Pain au Chocolat Banana Cream Tart

Hongkon East Ocean Seafood Restaurant at Emeryville

Webpage: Address: 3199 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608 This restaurant is along the waterside and thus, has  a great view of San Francisco Bay.   Dimsum is generally good and affordable, we paid around 70 bucks for order of around 10 dimsum and we were very full afterwards. Kai lan with XO sauce - it's OK.  Rice in the Lotus leaf - tasted authentic to me Pork Ribs - the usual  Taro and Shrimp Cake - I can't really taste the shrimp in this one.... meh! Chicken's feet - quite good but tad spicy for me. We ordered additional Dimsum Sesame Seed Balls - quite good.   I like it as it is not too sweet. Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Pao) - it is OK but not good.  I think I just got so used to Din Tai Fung. Shrimp Dumpling - It's OK.   Nothing great about it. Porridge with Century Egg and Pork - the usual porridge.  Nothing fantastic about it.