“I have to decide between these two menus?”
There’s a certain rhythm when I post content and many of you are probably accustomed to it by now. Revealing a progression, as I visit each establishment and each topic goes by. Over the past two years, I’ve noticed a revealing trend within my personal preferences in dining. I’m still a n00b when it comes to pairing wine and food: I know it’s an art and I’m definitely not a prestigious sommelier from a Michelin Star studded background.
Time to change all of that because the lady in my life created a weekend agenda to fulfill my crash course in wine country just before the next milestone of my existence. The much-needed break came at a timely manner, allowing some recuperation and reflection that was essential given the curveballs I endured through this last stretch of 2013. After some last-minute packing, we were finally off, and after an hour or two, we began to see the fruits of Napa’s labor.
Photo Reel and Food Porn ensues you were warned:
After our numerous liberating wine, dine (extrapolated further in part two) and snack bingeing we fast forward to the evening before the official birthdate…
For those of you who follow my Instagram, you were already teased with the appetizer on the feed. Now, we will now commence with the rest of the menu at Allegro Romano (evening dinner before my actual birthday):
After thoughts on Allegro Romano: Truffles, Garnish and a cozy vibe. Great for a personal date on the peak of Russian Hill, but it is not the wisest choice for a medium-large group outing unless you’re a local to the area.
The Gluttony just doesn’t end there considering, the final (and actual birthday) dinner with another set of close friends came to a close at Baywolf Restaurant:
Afterthoughts on Baywolf: The Customer Service was excellent, similar to Allegro Romano. Dishes were created with simplicity and reinforced a farm-to-table agenda. The chicken dish almost gave a certain restaurant a run for their money (revealed in part two of this back to back issue).
Stuffed to my heart’s content, all of this wasn’t enough, of course I wasn’t ready for what was in store next.
To Be Continued…