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June 21-30, 2014


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Monday, June 30, 2014

Our pals took us to Piqueos for Peruvian prandials.

Spicy garbanzos:

... got us rolling before some swell ahi cebiche:

Pastry packs of savory empanadas:

... quinoa-crusted prawns:

... with Japanese sweet potato puree.

Baby octopus:

...were eight legged and two fisted chow while seared scallops:

... were backdropped by a cloud of mashed blue spuds .

This was groovian Peruvian.

830 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA




Sunday, June 29, 2014

The counterperson must have been having a bad day when we placed our order at M. H. Bread and Butter:

... but despite the cold service, we did get some hot coffee to wash down a fine breakfast sandwich ($9.00):

... of fried egg, bacon and avocado. The house made bread was a crusty compliment to the melty Cheddar in this fine, fetal filled flap.

Baked eggs” ($11.00):

... were poached plump pods that nestled on a bed of thinly sliced squash with spinach and Japanese sweet potato. This was good grub, but the sandwich was the standout.

We will definitely venture back for more of the bready bounty from this bakery (and to see if a warmer welcome awaits.)

M. H. Bread and Butter
101 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA




Saturday, June 28, 2014

L. took us to Farmshop:

... where nigella seeds dotted avocado hummus ($12.00):

... accented with pistachio salsa verde and spread on flatbreads. This creamy ‘cado and crispy cracker combo was a rock-a-mole.

Burratta ($14.50):

... bulged under blossoms of bronzed artichokes. Thistle be a popular dish among those who enjoy a tang of with creamy cheese, crispy ‘chokes and sweet strawbs punctuated by peas.

Linguine ($18.00):

... wound ‘round sweet peas, pesto, ricotta and walnuts with brightness from bergamot mint while juicy poached jidori chicken formed the foundation of a gem salad ($16.50):

... which was slivered with radishes and grounded with chevre and crunchy walnuts.

Boiled eggs hatched on an open faced tuna sandwich ($15.00):

... with aioli, tapenade and lettuce sided with slaw.

The salmon ($26.00):

... was sensational topped with some ‘nade on a grassy knoll of wild rice sweetened with sultanas, ribboned with asparagus and perked with pickled grapes mint yogurt.

Olive oil almond cake ($9.00):

... with rich vanilla cream got a juicy jostle from citrus salad and hibiscus.

Pistachio cream filled a meringue ($9.00):

... on a strawberry field. This headed off our sweet tooth with fruity, nutty accents under the sweet and crisp helmut.

We candy capped off our dinner with an ice cream sandwich ($8.00):

... of mushroom gelato between ginger molasses cookies served with a tub of salted caramel sauce.

Farmshop will be a repeat farm stop for us from now on.

2233 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA




Friday, June 27, 2014


... felt more like a Chippendales than a restaurant.

Tables of drunken women were hollering and laughing at the top of their lungs so much so that the staff discreetly asked them to keep it down.

The place was packed at 8:30, but we only had a short wait before sipping some Pinot Noir and nibbling on anchovies with pickled shallots and avocado crostini ($13.00):

... and some vinegary broccolini with cashews and peppers ($11.00).

A wood fire radiated a perfect plank of pinkness ($26.00):

This swell slab of salmon sided with squash was ‘sational along with perfect porcine ($27.00):

A juicy, flavorful chop with plugs of pancetta, castanets of clams and sweet slices of apricots was mandatory mastication at this hearth hub in Mill Valley.

We will definitely return...but maybe with earplugs next time....

Molina Restaurant
17 Madrona St.
Mill Valley, CA




Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cielo Gelato:

... scooped up water buffalo milk gelato ($5.50):

... in a eggless ‘spression of frosty fatty protein pumpage.

Fior di latte was the baseline bovine ball with rich, creaminess alongside a scoop of coffee-coerced churnage. Occasional spicules of ice kept these from being sublime, but we still enjoyed these water buffalo licktose lumps.

Cielo Gelato
in front of Toby’s Feed Store
11250 Hwy 1
Point Reyes Station, CA




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In our rediscovery of Marin, we pulled over at Super Duper:

... where beer and wine are on offer along with their burgers.

We both got cheeseburgers ($7.75):

... which were a little underseasoned for our tastes, but still good.

Garlcy fries ($3.00):

... could have used more crispness, but these Cheddar-studded spuds were still fine.

This peppy pull out is a welcome replacement to the previous patty purveyor.

Super Duper
430 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Crab chowder:

... began the tasting menu ($48.00 per person) at Sir and Star.

Sweet decrusted ‘staceon swam in a potato potion leeking with fennel and washed down with Pey-Marin Riesling.

Bacon bound with slightly smoked salmon:

... propped up with potatoes and purslane before sheets of tongue stuck out with short rib:

... set off with torpedo onions with more spuds (this time mashed):

... which we enjoyed with Sean Thackery’s Pleiades XXIII red blend.

Citrusy pound cake protruded from a swirl of soft serve sealing a Meyer lemony base:

... in the curd din call of the evening.

Because the tasting menu required full table participation, we will have to drop by another time to check out the a la cartage like the faux gras of duck livers and “luscious parts of local pig”

Sir and Star

10000 Sir Francis Drake
Olema, CA




Monday, June 23, 2014

Two Bird Cafe:

... is just down the road from Skywalker so we flew over for a breakfast of trout and eggs:

The over easies:

... and scrambled:

... were solid support to the butterflied fish. Nothing fancy, just basic breakfast fare.

This cyclist stop over and hippie haunt may not be seriously service focussed, but it was still a fine place for a pit stop.

Two Bird Cafe
625 San Geronimo Valley Drive
San Geronimo, CA




Sunday, June 22, 2014

A hangtown omelet:

... at The Pine Cone Diner:

... was filled with crisp bits of bacon and plump oysters.

This was a tantalizing take on a ‘town that went down with an order of trout and eggs:

A shingle serving of seafood sided with soft scram was a solid start to our day. We conifered that it was a worthwhile tree-tour.

The Pine Cone Diner
60 4th St.
Point Reyes Station, CA




Saturday, June 21, 2014

We settled in to the John Ford room at Skywalker Ranch:

... which was a spacious, wide open suite with the bonus of a nice little kitchen stocked with the basics:

... and shelves laden with books that were on theme.

Then it was off to Picco.

Taking our perch at the bar, we sipped on some blanc sauv as we tucked into tantalizing trout- topped spud stumps with avocado ($14.95):

This smoked seafood on crisp-crusted potato plugs were marvelous morsels followed up by a hamachi tartare:

... topped with salsa verde and infused with lemon oil. We spread this fish flesh on crisp olive flecked crostini as leavened levers for this lusciousness ligament.

For old times’ sake we had the mini burgers ($16.95 for 3):

... utilizing the unadvertised option of adding one to round out the number to 4 from the usual 3. Thin slices of crimimi umami’ed up our plump packets punched up with blue cheese and caramelized onions.

Agnolotti ($16.95):

... with bellied bulging with ricotta were perimetered with pesto and adored with artisanalchokes. This hearty, herby, humpy, helping was hedonistic.

How we have missed this Marin mecca of morsels with its barreled cocktails and excellent chow.

Picco Restaurant
320 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA









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