Peanut butter tartine
I'm sick of these! I'm having a real breakfast tomorrow.
I had lunch at John's Grill, famous for being a location in the film noir classic The Maltese Falcon. The Dashiell Hammett Society made it its headquarter. The food is ok, but expensive. It's more about the ambiance anyway. The dishes also have very retro old school names, like "Fettucine Constantine" and "Dungeness Crab Louis", which I find hilarious.
Diet Coke, bread
Escargot in lemon-garlic cream sauce
Lamplighter: sole stuffed with shrimp and crab, in a lemon butter sauce
Lunch at John's Grill was $50.80 including tip
Beer in my hotel room
I was given a hot tip by my friend Laurent about Asian-fusion restaurant The Slanted Door, so I had to try it. Good thing I made a reservation a few weeks ago, as the place was packed. I was a little bit worried because the restaurant serves the food family-style in huge portions, but my waiter Samuel went out of his way to point out the dishes that would fit the bill while eating solo, portion-wise. He went out of his way to make the night perfect for me. Great service makes such a difference when you're by yourself.
Boy, was it GOOD!
Maker's Mark, lemon, mint, served over a hand-cut ice cube.
Island Creek oysters
Seared dayboat scallops in red curry sauce, served with a pink lady apple and jicama slaw
Fantastic dish. The scallops were sweet and delicious in their spicy sauce, and the slaw was peppery and fresh. I wish I had the recipe! It was time for a second cocktail.
Sazera 6 yr. rye, honey, lemon, egg white, with orange zest, served up with a lemon zest garnish.
Braised halibut with lime, cilantro, lemongrass and kaffir lime, eaten with jasmine rice (not pictured)
The broth was spoon-worthy. Good thing I had one. Slurp!
While I was waiting for my dessert, my waiter served me a pot of milk tea on the house, warning me to not drink the whole pot as it was VERY caffeinated. Heh!
Milk chocolate pot de crème, roasted rice crunch
Dinner at The Slanted Door was $121.84 including 2 cocktails and a 20% tip. And worth every penny.
Money spent on food today: $172.64