WE’RE IN SAN FRAN BABYYYYYYY!
It’s my first time in this absolutely stunning city, what to do? Of course, Ming already knew. Once we settled into the hotel, we got into a cab and took me to see the Painted Ladies. I thought this was some cool painting of naked ladies, so when we rocked up at a row of houses, I was like, eh? They are apparently super famous, featured in countless shows and ads, but they looked like all the other houses in the area (they are all STUNNING), I might have even liked the ones around the corner better! I should have taken more pictures… There was just too much prettiness!
After that, we hopped off to a few cool little boutique stores that Ming took me too (of course) and an amaaaazing grocery store where I wanted to buy EVERYTHING. And then, we headed to Lombard Street, the world’s crookedest road.
It was pretty cool, filled with tourists taking pictures! We drove down it the day after that (if you follow Ming and I on Snapchat then you’ll see our snaps pretending people are taking pictures of us, we are so cool right).
Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff. DINNER. Ming booked Sons & Daughters as she was recommended it by someone who said it was their favourite restaurant. We found out later that is has a Michelin Star.
I always seat myself right next to the window with my back facing it so the pictures of food are amazing (a top tip for ya, you’re welcome!) That’s why whoever is opposite me gets some stunning shots.
Ming and I got the shit end of the lighting stick. But look how hot she is?! Boys, line up.
“Welcome Ming Bridges party!”
Here was Ming/Mum/Dad’s menu…
And mine! Veggie veggie.
LOOK AT ALL THESE COOL INGREDIENTS.
And they even thank their gardener!
God bless you, Stephanie.
Before any drinks arrived, we were treated with some nibbles. I can’t even begin to tell you what they were, but they didn’t last long!
Then, of course, Dad’s beer.
I got a little glass of bubbles.
The first course of many – Green tomato, cucumber & avocado.
Of course, paired with wine. We got one wine pairings to share, mostly between Dad and I.
Then, they popped the butter in front of us. Oh yessssss!
THAT MEANS BREAD.
Have you seen anything so outrageously gorgeous? I’m getting a little flustered.
Next up was the Squash, white peach & black garlic.
Another dish, another wine!
The dishes are so little, plus the pace we eat, is an absolute nightmare.
At least the dishes were pretty well-paced! Here was the Fiddlehead fern, walnut & lemon.
AND ANOTHER WINE, HURRAH!
It was a rosé, slowly getting darker!
Oh, and another type of bread. This place is great.
For me, I was given the Carrot, fennel & shiso.
Pour it up.
Everyone else got the Salmon, fennel & shiso, which looked delicious. By the speed they inhaled it, I think it was too (and not just cause it’s teeny tiny!)
AND ANOTHER BREAD.
A great big round ball of carbs. Oh yes yes yes yes. I need to calm down.
And finally, the red arrived!
Last of the savoury dishes was Corn, cherry and red miso.
It was interesting having cherry in the mix, but you heard no one complaining.
The final glass of red was from Tasmania. I have to note, all the wine was absolutely delicious.
It was time for dessert, and Ming got herself a tea, which came in this beautiful teapot.
The first dessert was a light, fruity one – Strawberry, chrysanthemum and lemon verbena.
Hello, sweet wine! Have I mentioned before how much I love it?
(By the way, I include pictures of all the bottles in case you are curious/wanting to try them yourself!)
The second dessert was more decadent – Chocolate, sweet woodruff and sassafras.
I read chocolate and had no idea about the other ingredients (bad food blogger), I feel no need to Google them and lie to you. But chocolate is really all you need to know to be sold!
Then the petit fours came out. A delicious fudge, a cakey thing and an absolutely gorgeous brittle.
What an absolute treat and perfect first night in San Fran. The perks of travelling with your family!