Monday, March 8, 2010

City Eating

The other day (okay, so when I say "the other day" I really mean a few weeks ago) my Aunt Linda came into town and we went on a city adventure to San Francisco to see the Cartier and America Exhibit (which was absolutely amazing by the way..and they extended the dates so you can still go see it!). On the way there we dined at The Slanted Door in the Ferry Building off the Embarcadero and ate the most delicious lunch that I can't stop thinking about. Well, to be honest, I really just can't stop thinking about this one dish- possibly the most perfect beef lunch entree I've ever eaten: Niman Ranch Flank Steak with fresh ginger over rice noodles with roasted peanuts.

The beef was unbelievably tender with a great flavor, the sauce was light and sweet with a hint of spice accompanied by slivers of fresh ginger, all intertwined with delicate noodles. The mixed baby greens tossed in really won me over as I love dishes that have lots of different food groups, especially vegetables (weird quirk, I know).

Along with the entrees we both enjoyed warm tea beautifully presented in delicate tea pots. I chose the "herbal blend- rose buds, chrysanthemum, lichen and fresh ginger," pictured above and never looked back.

There seems to be a ginger theme here don't you think?

All of this to say, if you're in the city and feel like eating a great meal, try The Slanted Door. And if you don't mind sitting outside on a bench and want to save a few bucks you can hit up their "to-go" restaurant around the corner from the main one. I don't think they serve my obsessed over beef dish but I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

And if you're a billionaire and want to buy me something snazzy for my upcoming birthday, I'd love a replica of the Duchess of Windsor's 1947 bib necklace. Thanks!

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