Eating Out, Travel

The Futuristic Menu at Enigma Concept – Barcelona, Spain

And the longest tasting menu award goes to…Enigma Concept for their 40+ courses, but after 20 or so who’s counting anymore? From the creative mind of Albert Adrià (of the elBarri restaurant empire and elBulli fame), Enigma Concept is a culinary journey into a futuristic dream world. While I did enjoy the experience, I felt… Read More The Futuristic Menu at Enigma Concept – Barcelona, Spain

Eating Out, Travel

The Disfrutar Especial Tasting Menu – Barcelona, Spain

Disfrutar means “enjoy” in Spanish, and true to its name, the lunch experience here was one of the more enjoyable meals I’ve had. With a delightful combo of whimsical table-side presentations, our extra cheerful server, and a zen dining space, there was much to love about Disfrutar. I found myself smiling and feeling especially carefree during a… Read More The Disfrutar Especial Tasting Menu – Barcelona, Spain

In The Kitchen

Your New Favorite Quick Bread – Persimmon Whiskey Bread with Pecans and Dried Apricots

Our household has an obsession with persimmons. Because of the limited, seasonable nature of this fruit (typically November through February), we go a bit crazy at the local farmer’s market this time of year. In February, we found flats of 24 very ripe Hachiya persimmons for $10/flat. These usually go for $2+ per fruit here,… Read More Your New Favorite Quick Bread – Persimmon Whiskey Bread with Pecans and Dried Apricots

Eating Out

Atelier Crenn – A Poetic, Modern French Experience in SF

Dominique Crenn is one bad-ass lady. She’s breaking barriers as a world-renowned female chef while being a mother, and she’s incredibly down-to-earth and personable! Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit her restaurant Atelier Crenn a second time, and I loved my experience. This meal resonated with me on all levels – presentation, service, and above… Read More Atelier Crenn – A Poetic, Modern French Experience in SF