While we were in California, we finally got to eat at ad hoc, Thomas Keller’s more casual restaurant. Oh my goodness it as amazing.
My parents were so nice and drove us out to Yountville to meet up with Megan and John. On the way, we had to stop at Dean and Deluca. I can’t believe I’ve never been there before!
So many fancy sodas.
My mom is so wonderful. I miss her!
What a hottie!
We had some time before dinner, so we walked around the garden at the French Laundry. It was such a beautiful day!
It was a pretty lovely place.
On to the food! ad hoc serves a 4 course meal that is different each day. It’s served family style, which was really fun.
Amazing salad with smoked trout, haricots verts, cherry tomatoes, and creamy dill dressing. So good!
Braised pork ribs, apples and mushrooms, and broccolini. This might have been the best pork I have ever had.
Polenta with caramelized shallots. omg.
Cana de oveja – this is a really amazing creamy sheep’s milk cheese. We had a lot of this in Spain.
Served with a cherry and pistachio compote.
And dessert! Delicious little fig financiers .
And amazing hazelnut ice cream.
Best and cutest dinner companions.
Ah I can’t wait to go again someday!
Megan and John drove us to San Francisco, and we checked into the Phoenix Hotel.
We took a huge walk all around Union Square. San Francisco is a really beautiful city. We also walked over to where we had our first kiss (like 8 years ago!).
We stopped into the swanky hotel bar for a drink and a midnight snack before bedtime.
Bourbon and soda. Best.
Absurdly delicious mascarpone truffle dip with house chips.
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