Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco

One of the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia and it’s happening here in San Francisco! http://www.chineseparade.com/

Here is a picture from previous parade



The Year of the Ram has been in full swing for a few weeks now, but the festivities will culminate with the annual Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, March 7 which begins at 5:15 p.m in downtown San Francisco.

There will be lots of fun including…..
·        Elaborate costumes
·        Ferocious lions
·        Exploding firecrackers
·        Gorgeous floats
·        School marching bands
·        Stilt walkers
·        Martial arts group
·        Lion dancers
·        Golden Dragon
·        Chinese acrobatics
·        Newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA…and much much more!

Friday, February 27, 2015

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

We came across about this particular exhibition and interested in attending.

“Ai Weiwei is internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art and activism. In this exhibition of new works created specifically for Alcatraz, Ai responds to the island’s layered legacy as a 19th-century military fortress, a notorious federal penitentiary, a site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America’s most visited national parks. Revealing new perspectives on Alcatraz, the exhibition raises questions about freedom of expression and human rights that resonate far beyond this particular place”.

Exhibition on View September 27, 2014 – April 26, 2015, and there is still time to visit!!

There are some super interesting images online and we can’t wait to explore!!



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Best Steak and Seafood!

We were craving for some really delicious seafood and steak so we decided to stop by “The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse” in Palo Alto.

We've been there several times and always enjoyed various items on the menu, however, our most recent visit was quit extraordinary!

We were there with our clients who have become our dear friends since we share the same passion when it comes to food and wine.

We all decided to try the selective tasting menu and our taste buds were thanking us all night!

Amuse-Bouche, compliments of the talented chef



We stared with Sea Urchin with tomato, chive and champagne








And the tasting menu consists of:
Hamachi Sashimi Kagoshima with avocado, wasabi, koshihikari rice


Mero with bell pepper miso, lobster, trumpet mushroom and topped off with bonito



Tajima F1 Beef with morel mushroom, endive and onion.


Dessert was yuzu mousse, avocado with pistachio, crème fraiche.

Every bite was exquisite and every bite was memorable. It’s a great way to end a hectic week!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hiking and Mountain Biking, Belmont

Waterdog Lake Park is a hidden gem, and is an amazing place to go for those who seek outdoor fun and adventure!



It’s a small wooded bay area canyons shelter more than birds, wild skunks, raccoons, and deer.  The park is now comprised of a wide fire road descending from Hallmark Drive to the lake, and then continuing to Lyall Way. 



Trails are defined by color and about a mile down you hit a little hill that goes down towards a lake. It is absolutely  gorgeous and it’s a great place to bring your dog (especially if they like to swim!)

There are people jogging, mountain biking (the adventurists), walking and do be prepared, because one may encounter mountain lion!



Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dog Show (Golden Gate Kennel Club), Cow Palace in Daly City

Attention dog lovers! This is for you! Golden Gate Kennel Club is truly one of the MUST attend events of the year!!!


It’s an all-breed dog show features a fabulous fashion show, amazing flyball demonstrations, and gorgeous breeds. It's a super fun event for everyone!!!

The best part is that guests can go to “back stage” and talk to breeders and learn all about different kind of dogs. In addition, guests get to take pictures with their favorite breeds! There are unique dogs that we’ve hardly seen before (such as Komondor, Irish Wolf Hound and Bedlington Terrier).

It’s truly a fun event for everyone!!!

When?
January 24th and 25th, 2015. 

Where?
The Cow Palace in Daly City, 

You can buy tickets at the door.

Here are some pictures from previous dog shows that we’ve attended. 




Saturday, January 3, 2015

What to do when it’s cold outside? Host a hot pot party!!

It’s been very chilly here in the Bay Area….and when it’s chilly, we just want to stay home in front of the fire place. Then we thought, hey, why not host a hot pot party?



Hot pot refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. It’s a great way to get your guests involved because they get to cook their own food!



It’s lots of fun, super healthy and extremely easy! Make sure you have the right cookware, such as hot pot where it can be purchased at most Asian grocery stores.

For our hot pot party, here are the menu items:

Dipping Sauce: made of soy sauce, satay sauce, eggs, hot sauce, cilantro and ginger. (Super delicious!)

Hot Pot Broth: made of chicken broth with chopped tomato (Super healthy!)


Hot Pot Ingredients:
·        Lobster 
·        Shrimp
·        Mahi mahi
·        Talapia
·        Halibut
·        Chicken
·        Beef
·        Lamb
·        Pork
·        Egg dumplings
·        Tofu
·        Rice noodles
·        Egg noodles
·        Napa cabbage
·        Spinach
·        Mushrooms
·        Chinese meat balls
·        Japanese fish balls

Try to host your hot pot party and see how it turns out!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!


New Year marks a new beginning.
New people to meet, new memories to create and new adventures to enjoy.
We are excited and can’t wait to explore the San Francisco Bay Area and share with all of you.
Here's wishing you the Happiest New Year ever!