Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Culinary tales of the city
Well the bags are packed, Armistead Maupin's classic about San Francisco in the 1970s 'Tales of the City' is loaded onto the ipod for the trip over, lunch is booked for Monday 1.30pm at Chez Panisse and thanks to the generosity of Daryl and Jenny Moran I'm wait-listed for lunch next weekend at French Laundry (named 5th best restaurant in the world, Chez Panisse is 37th). Although it isn't the sole purpose of this visit to eat my way around SFO and environs, food is certainly an important aspect of the city and therefore of my visit. SO I'm off on Friday 7th and will be blogging the good (lots of that in SFO including the Gold Dollar diner), the bad (probably airline food) and the sublime (Chez Panisse and French Laundry, as well as Farmers Markets). The bonus for this trip is arriving in an America which has just turned out in record numbers to elect a young and inspirational leader who looks to be a catalyst for change - I would have been even happier if there had been a woman taking on the role in January, but you can't have everything.