Wednesday, November 12, 2014

San Mateo Harvest Festival

This weekend, November 14-16 is the Harvest Festival in San Mateo Events Center. http://harvestfestival.com/sanmateo/

It’s one of the largest indoor arts and crafts shows on the West Coast, and we are planning to fulfill our holiday shopping list!

In addition, there will be live stage entertainment and Chef Ray L. Due will be there as well to demonstrate his amazing skills of fruits/vegetable sculpting.

These are melons that he carved!! 


Don’t miss it!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bordeaux: The Art of Blending Wines

Ahhhhh, Bordeaux, heavenly juice!!!! We signed up at the College of San Mateo Community Education class and got to learn all about Bordeaux!


We wanted to learn and explore the complexity of the wines produced from the Left Bank of the Gironde River to the harmonious wines of the Right Bank.

Getting ready to taste some great wines and learning about different types of corks

Seriously taking notes and the best part, pouring!!!


Cheers!!


We can now call ourselves savvy connoisseurs of Bordeaux wines!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fun Cooking School

We signed up at Draeger’s School in San Mateo and it was such a blast!! http://www.draegerscookingschool.com/index.aspx

Not only did we learned to cook, we also got to meet some other students in the class who are super cool.

The class we took was called “Appetizer Party”. Students were divided into groups and everyone got to have hands one experience. We got to enjoy our creation through out the class.

Getting ready and checking out the recipes


We learned to make:
Buffalo-Spiced Shrimp Kebab with Brandied Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
Monte Cristo Finders with Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce



Crispy Camembert with Roasted Grapes and Fresh Rosemary
Smoked Salmon and Parmesan Cream Croustades


Spanish Tortilla Bites with Manchego and Chorizo



And Creamy Cannoli Cups

We also got to bring home a complete receipt for all the dishes.

Now we are ready to host our own appetizer party!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Meeting casts from Love Pyar Whatever

Love Pyar Whatever is a movie about a young man who travels to the U.S. in search of his one true love. The movie also illustrates the clash between eastern and western cultures.


The movie is mostly shot  in San Francisco and we had the pleasure viewing the film and meet the awesome cast!!! It was such a blast for us as we were sipping champagne and eating popcorn in the theater. While watching the movie, we recognized many beautiful sceneries from our beautiful city!

The best part was get to meet the cast after the movie and learned about their filming experience. There were abundant talent and it was interesting to learn that the cast range from experienced actors in film and stage to others who are novice.






Friday, October 10, 2014

Art & Wine Faire, San Carlos

Now that we are in fall, it’s a great time to visit Art & Wine Faire in San Carlos this Saturday, 10/11 and Sunday, 10/12.

San Carlos is a beautiful quaint town and during the faire, the street is closed and a whole bunch of kiosks are put up. The kiosks show case many unique work of local artists and it’s a great time to start shopping for the holidays (for those over achievers). In addition, there will be tons of food, wine, beer, and music.


From previous Art & Wine Faire we attended and it was truly a blast!!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Union Street Wine Walk in San Francisco

What’s not to love about Union Street? It’s one of San Francisco’s area with fascinating history in the setting for the rich architectural flavor and one foremost shopping streets.

There are boutiques, restaurants, nightlife and much more. AND on Thursday, October 9th, we can enjoy all Union Street has to offer while sipping wines from various wine makers. In addition, Union Street has the most beautiful people visiting. Gotta check it out!




Thursday, October 2, 2014

An exquisite pop up dining experience at a secret location in San Francisco

3rd Cousin is in undergoing construction, and until their permanent space opens later this fall, 3rd Cousin is hosting interactive dining experience out of secret location at the Bernal/Mission border (which is revealed via e-mail, how exciting is that?)

We truly had the pleasure enjoying chef Greg’s incredible talent presented in 5 course meal!

Secret location was unbelievably charismatic!


There were some out of this world snacks before dinner was served. One of them was uni on potato. How creative is that?


First course was spaghetti squash & pine nut fritter


Second course was duo of Alaskan halibut and local albacore


Third course was seared sea scallops & crisp pork belly


Fourth course was grilled skaushi skirt and sirloin steak


For dessert, it was roasted granny smith apple and local berries


We got to go the kitchen while chef Greg and his team were performing magic and that was truly an experience of a life time!


We thoroughly enjoyed our pop up dining experience and can’t wait for the opening of 3rd Cousin!!