Lunch at the Fat Duck was a unique food experience. It was more about the overall experience of the senses than just about the taste. Some of the dishes like the mock turtle soup, I genuinely loved the taste but I didn't love each dish taste. This is just because some of the dishes were not things I would normally eat, like pigeon. However, every dish was a creative experience of sense utilization and I appreciated the thought and dedication behind each dish that was prepared for me. The overall experience was amazing and one that I think I can better captured in photos than words.
Brunch at Caravan is worth the usual wait. We stumbled upon this last weekend during the long holiday walking through Exmouth Market and we were lucky to have missed the usual wait for a table. I really enjoyed the salmon and egg dish and the service was also very good. Because the menu offered several different dishes, I would definitely go back.
I am in London for the next few months and on a mission to find the good foodie places. So far, I've discovered that the weekend markets have good food vendors. Last weekend I went to Portable Market and this weekend I went to a Borough Market.
Borough Market is entirely a food market. There are a variety of food vendors with unique dishes and tailored to all kinds of diets. When I saw the gluten free bakery, I knew that I could bring anyone here and they find something they love to eat. I had the Mixed Game sandwich from the Guildable Manor and it was delicious. I can't wait to go back to try different dishes.
Bar Bambino is a cozy Italian restaurant with good food. The appetizers and desserts were most memorable. I also loved the fact that all the seats in the back, covered patio had blankets.
I finally tried the best super burrito in the Mission at El Farolito. From the looks of the place, as you can tell from the photos, it doesn't look so appetizing but it is. I had always been a fan of Papalote (#2 on 7x7 list) but El Farolito is not my new favorite. First of all, a burrito is suppose to be just the right size so you can eat it with your hands and juicy (so you can make a mess!). Papalote burritos are a bit over-sized and dry in comparison. I always have to eat mine with a knife and fork. I also like to see pictures of the other items, just in case I want to try something new. Rarely happens- but I like the visual options for a different food adventure. It's also essential to have a salsa bar. While I love Papalote's special salsa it always bothers me that you get one little serving and if you want to help yourself to more, you have to pay. Finally, the sour cream that made El Farolito my new favorite burrito place is that it's cheaper than Papalote. Super burritos can add up for a burrito lover.
I had dinner at The Brixton in SF Marina neighborhood a few weeks ago. For a Monday night, the newly opened restaurant was relatively busy and entertaining. Two tables down from our table dined a guy wearing sunglasses throughout his entire dinner. At first I thought he may have had an eye problem, but he did take it off and was looking around just fine. It was definitely to grab some attention and it worked! The crowd was fun and the staff was as well. Most importantly, the food was also very good. They mainly offer an American cuisine. I had the French onion dip for appetizer (yum) and a fried chicken salad for my meal. It all got washed down with a finely made dirty martini. My friends had the half-chicken and skirt steak and were also happy with their meals.