Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Millbrae Art and Wine Festival

Millbrae is known as "The Last Stop on BART" to most people, however, it is also a great place to live and visit especially this long weekend!

This weekend is the 44th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival (August 30-31, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm), which is the The Bay Area's Biggest Labor Day Weekend Bash!

The "Big Easy" is coming to Millbrae for this huge Labor Day weekend event and the theme is going to be Mardi Gras-style feast.

In addition, there will be handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, artisan specialty food and much more!!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

West Park Bistro, San Carlos

Laurel Street in San Carlos is a great place to visit, the street is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. The newest addition to Laurel Street is West Park Bistro. We were so glad about our new discovery!

It has beautiful clean décor with spacious wine room and extensive wine selections.

For starter, we ordered Lobster Cake, it was nice and crispy with a kick of sweet and spicy to each bite.

For dinner, we tried Chilean Sea Bass and lamb chop. Sea bass was tender, flavorful with a hint of truffle oil and lamp chop was juicy, savory and non-gamey at all!!!

For dessert we enjoyed bread pudding, It was moist and satisfying!!

We are looking forward to return and try other items on the menu!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bento Lovers!

Ahhhhh, the word bento brings happiness to our taste buds! If you live in the San Mateo Area, you are in luck! There are several grocery stores that offer convenient bento at a great price!

Suruki Supermarket in Downtown San Mateo, 71 E 4th Ave have a great selection of bento, including sush, sashimi. They also have donburi as well!

Sozai Corner is right next to Suruki Supermarket. Not only they have great bento, they also cater as well!!!

And there is Nijiya Market located on 1956 S El Camino Real. They have lots of selection as well.

An abundance of choices!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Outside Land Festival in San Francisco

Three days packed with music, food, art are set to begin in the far reaches of Golden Gate Park Friday, 8/8 afternoon.

The three-day music festival kicks off Friday with performances at stages at the Polo Fields and surrounding area. The event continues through the weekend.

There are some amazing  attractions at this festival including wineland, beerland, chocoland and our favorite-Gastromagic…………………sounds super magical and it’s a must “check out”!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

BBQ Party

Entertaining our friends and clients is one of the things we love to do!

Here in the Bay Area with this beautiful weather, we took advantage of entertaining outdoor!

Getting ready!

Here is a  look of our menu and it’s so simple, anyone can do this in the comfort of their backyard!

·        Crispy endive w/ spinach dip
·        Hot crab dip w/ crackers (This was a HIT!!)
·        Cherry Tomato with Mozzarella and sprinkled with basil, olive oil and vinaigrette

Main dish
·        Cilantro marinated chicken thigh 
·        Garlic roasted filet mignon
·        Whole grilled fish with rosemary and lemon stuffing

Side Dish
·        A variety of grilled vegetables (including corn, eggplant, asparagus, zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, and squash). The key is to marinate with Ponzu sauce, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, pepper flacks and onion flakes
·        Potato salad with cucumbers

·        Petite cakes and macaroons

We also had a variety of wines, beer. Our guests always appreciated infused water with mint, strawberries, lemon and cucumber!

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