Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Do Enjoy Good Food

I consider myself a "Foodie", because I like all kinds and flavors of food. I like to cook interesting things, and try interesting tastes.
Last night we went to Michael Mina's in San Fran. Such amazing displays of unique titbits and combinations are the best. It makes my mouth as well as my nose and eyes water just to look at the menu.
We had about 9 small courses, presented in 12 different ways. The service, and uncommon presentation were exciting and just looking at each plate as it was presented was a treat.
One of the men, a colleague of The Hubby, took pictures of every plate that he could, to send them to his self subscribed "foodie" of a daughter. Very cute.
I tried to be very good because I'm trying to take better care of myself, but I ate extremely well and didn't feel deprived. (because I wasn't - I just didn't eat bread, drink anything but water, and in the 3 things that we could choose, I chose the less fat sounding ones) I still got to have a small savory bite of foie gras, and chocolate/cherry cake from The always generous Hubby.

Here's a picture of Michael Mina's cookbook. I'm not sure it would be one that I'd do anything but look at. I have a couple Thomas Keller books that I've never cooked anything from. I think the ingredients and quantities, time and mess to cook some of these things wouldn't fit into my lifestyle as well as others, but it's okay to look and drool once in a while, isn't it?


  1. That meal looks both elegant and delicious. I've never been there, but it seems like it would be quite an experience!


  2. Yum! Looks like a fun restaurant. And how great that you didn't feel deprived. My hubby and I went to a fancy restaurant in SF for our 25th anniversary and had, I think it was 12 courses. Of course they were all itty bitty portions. When we were nearing the end of the meal, he said, "Boy, I sure hope they bring out a big hunk o' something." Needless to say, they did not. And on our way home we had to stop for cheeseburgers ;)