Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bottle Rock, Napa Valley

Napa Valley has no shortage of year-round gastronomic attractions, but on May 29-31, Napa will reach it’s culinary high with the fifth annual BottleRock http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/

This is a three-day extravaganza devoted to all things: wine, food and music.

Here is a snap shot:

Culinary Stage

Looks like it's going to be quite entertaining!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Most Unique Fish Tacos in San Carlos

Seiya in San Carlos is not your typical Japanese restaurant.

It’s a contemporarily designed Japanese restaurant with a unique menu which is full of unexpected elements!

Highlight of the night were:
Fish taco: this is truly the most exceptional fish tacos we’ve ever had! Raw fish with fried nori and sumptuous salsa. It’s crunchy, it’s fresh, it’s absolutely delicious!

Grilled corn and a spread of miso flavored butter…..oh my, unimaginable

Asari Butter Sakamu; cherrystone clams steamed in butter sake broth. A generous amount of clams with steamed peas, broccoli stems in an incredibly delicious broth!

There were other quite unique items on the menu and we are planning to go back soon and try them.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Floating Museum- SS Jeremiah O'Brien Ship

This beautiful ship is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during World War II, according to http://www.ssjeremiahobrien.org/. Moored at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf and she is a premier San Francisco attraction!

Stepping back to the past happened immediately as we walked up to the entrance of the ship. It was surreal especially when we were touring the living quarters and try to imagine the life style on this historic ship.

The self-guided tour is truly a fantastic way to learn about WWII history. There are staff on the ship who are extremely knowledgeable. They really do take pride in this ship and answered all of our questions. It takes you back to history, and it was one incredible experience.

The ship opens daily from 9am to 4pm and  it’s right by Peir 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. Can’t miss this opportunity to be part of the historic experience!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Restaurant Hopping on Castro Street, Mountain view

One of our favorite places to go since there are tons of stores, restaurants, shopping and more!

We started out by stopping at Cascal, it’s a Spanish Tapas http://www.cascalrestaurant.com/site2011/index.asp
They have festive ambiance and just a fun place to hang out. Great tapas and memorable paella!

Then we went to Xanh Restaurant and it’s whole different experience than Cascal.  They have great happy hour menu and super cool ambiance. It’s a modern Vietnamese restaurant and some of our favorites are “SPARKLY DIAMOND” which is sparkling Prosecco with exotic lychee and Vietnamese Tacos.

To end this “not following our diet day”, we stopped at New Mongolian BBQ….it’s a hole in the hall all you can eat place. We love experimenting with mix and match when it comes to create our own food. http://newmongolianbbq.com/

Now we need to go back to the gym tomorrow….

Home Gardening

Get Your At Home Garden On EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STARTING A VEGETABLE GARDEN One hundred pounds of tomatoes from just 100 squ...