Lest I spare you the gory details of our weekend of gluttony, I have to document some of the deliciousness that happened during this past weekend’s celebrations. I’ll admit, I haven’t been the greatest at documenting our culinary adventures, but that’s primarily because we’ve had too many thus far. There will be a post on some of my favorite spots for eating and drinking in SF forthcoming, but I’m slating that for a few weeks in the future. This past weekend marked a reason to really share a foodie experience on my blog. With Boat Shoe Boy and I celebrating our first anniversary (yes, it’s already been a year!), we finagled reservations at Gary Danko, his most favorite restaurant in the city, to toast the occasion.
I’m normally the person who thinks practically about eating out. If a nearby place has a Groupon or a Living Social deal, there’s a good change they’re be much higher on my list than any other spot. Since we don’t do big nights like this on the regular though, I was okay with splurging for a special occasion. Add to that the fact that we won a $200 OpenTable gift card a few months back and we were ready to celebrate!
You can read my full review of our experience on Yelp but suffice it to say that the night was a hit through and through. The service was incredible from the get-go (think complimentary glasses of champagne while we were waiting to be seated) and nearly every course was out of this world. Their menu is daunting; a plethora of amazing selections to choose from, all creatively done and really well executed. I could have probably picked three appetizers alone that I would have wanted to try (for the record, the lobster risotto is out of this world). Their cheese cart is definitely notable and since Boat Shoes and I are both fans of cheese (I blame him for this recent epiphany), we each ordered our own plates. It was fat kid central for us, but I mentally declared it a no judgement zone as I downed a cheese plate to myself (followed by dessert, of course). With 20 cheeses to choose from, sharing was clearly not gonna happen. As someone who doesn’t eat meat, I’m typically a bit hesitant when it comes to tasting menus but my fears were quickly assuaged after looking over their menu. There was no shortage of incredible options. Their seafood menu is actually pretty amazing — the roast maine lobster, branzini, seafood risotto… Pretty sure I’m salivating just thinking about it.
We each did five courses (yes, five… I know, it seems gluttonous and it is) with our last course being a chocolate soufflé. If we weren’t full enough after finishing that, they were awesome enough to bring us a cake to celebrate our anniversary. Really just above and beyond and such a great touch!
It should also be noted that this gluttonous evening was sandwiched between a Friday night dinner at Original Joe’s in North Beach and a brunch at the Balboa on Sunday morning, both with Mama and Papa Boat Shoes. So, it goes without saying that we really upped the ante on weekend eating. Also notable: post-brunch on Sunday, we subsisted on Sour Patch kids, ice cream and popcorn while watching documentaries and movies for 6 straight hours. We probably would benefit from adult supervision.
Delicious, educational and overall blissful weekend.
To continue the gluttony, off to prepare for Easter weekend goodies!