With spring having sprung (God that was too corny even for me), I have had gardening on the mind for a few weeks. I’ve even been dreaming about gardening! On a trip to Costco this weekend, I looked forward most not to the samples as usual, but to seeing what plants they had. So obviously, I have been reading lots of blogs about gardening. In this way, I learned about Terrain.
How had I never heard of this beautiful store before, especially when it opened a year ago? It is the gardening offshoot of the Urban Outfitters family that also includes Anthropologie and Free People. They mostly feature plants, containers, and gardening accessories, but there are dishes and home items as well. So pretty, and of course much too expensive. A girl can dream.
Now I can only cross my fingers that they will make a move from Pennsylvania to California!
Went on the most beautiful date for Valentine’s Day at Rose Pistola in North Beach.
Puntarella Salad with Dungeness Crab Meat, Cara Cara Oranges & Pomegranate Dressing
Jersey Cow Beef Carpaccio with 30-Year Aged Balsamic & La Tur Cheese
Crab Ravioli with Oyster Sauce & Chives
Nettle Pappardelle with Porcini & Fried Garlic
24-Month Aged New Zealand Lamb Rack with Salsify Potato Cake
Stuffed Hills Farm Pork Chop with Strawberries, Chestnuts & Sunchoke Puree
Assorted Artisan Cheeses
Some other thing, I don’t remember exactly what it was, sort of a tart creme brulee with a really flavorful sorbet.
And a bottle of wine that neither he nor I can remember the name of. I really want to start remembering what wine we try so I can better figure out exactly what I like in a wine. Oh and they brought us champagne with dessert.
I’m used to the fancy restaurants giving you tiny portions, but not Rose Pistola. Basically, we could barely waddle to a tiny Italian cafe for espresso afterwards because we were so full!
Gosh, I am drooling just thinking about last night’s dinner. Not only was the food delish, but there were some funny customers there to look at, like a really drunk old couple. Oh! and they give a single red rose to all the women. :) Swoon.
After my trip to J-town with Monica this weekend, and with the resurgence of my bento-making due to a new semester, I am currently on a Japanese kick.