After Jason and I got married, we honeymooned on the islands of Hawai’i (The Big Island) and Oahu.  When I was pregnant with Micah, we went on a babymoon and stayed (thanks to some friends who gave us a gift certificate) at the The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa for a couple of nights.  When our kids spend the night with the in-laws, we indulge in a “foodiemoon.”

Micah is on spring break this week, so I thought it would be fun for the kids to spend a couple of nights with the in-laws in San Francisco.  This also gave Jason and I the chance to spend some couple time together.  It’s fun to try new places to eat and visit old favorites too.  Our foodiemoon began right after we dropped the kids off.

For our Easter dinner, we went to Espetus Churrascaria.  We started our meal with selections from the salad bar.  Here’s my pineapple mint drink too.IMG_5403

Jason ordered a cashew drink.  Did you know that the cashew tree produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple?  This drink is made from the cashew apple pulp.  IMG_5404

I didn’t take any pictures of our meat selections, but I think we had everything on their list, except for the grilled shrimp.

On Monday, we went to 900 Grayson in Berkeley for lunch.  We ordered the Stone Soup (cauliflower and shallot) and it was delicious.IMG_5406

The coffee was good and strong.IMG_5405

We both ordered the “Demon Lover” – Spicy Buttermilk Fried Fulton Valley Chicken Paillard, Buttermilk Waffle & Old-Fashioned Cream Gravy or Vermont Maple Syrup.IMG_5408

I would recommend their “Ricky” drink too.  It has house made ginger syrup, sparkling water, lime juice and/or pomegranate juice.  We got ours with both lime and pomegranate.  It was very refreshing.

Since we were already in Berkeley, we drove over to Phoenix Pastificio.  I used to visit their restaurant and store when they were located on Shattuck Ave., but this was our first time at this location.  We picked up fresh Meyer Lemon w/ Chili pasta, Porcinia pasta, and a couple of sauces.  They have a good selection of vegan pasta & sauces too.  You can find them at many farmers’ markets throughout the week.  They are also known for their olive bread, so we got a couple of loaves.IMG_5420

I bought a deal on for CreAsian Bistro in San Leandro, so we went there for dinner.  The Tuna Poke with Tobiko Wasabi Rice appetizer is especially good.IMG_5414

To top off the night, we made a quick stop at Off The Grid in Hayward.  I picked up two cream puffs from the Pacific Puffs food truck; the chocolatier (topped with our rich chocolate glaze & filled with a light chocolate cream) and the lemon cream puff (lemon cream topped with powdered sugar).IMG_5419

Where do you like to go to grab good eats?


7 thoughts on “FoodieMoon

  1. So glad you and Jay got to visit a lot of neat places! Thanks for the pasta and sauce, plus we’re ready and willing to babysit the next time too. Couple time is so important!

    1. Rhonda, I think you’ll enjoy 900 Grayson. We also ordered their sandwich of the day to go and it was also very good. We got it with a side of Shoestring Onions & Sriracha Aioli. When we arrived at Phoenix Pasta, I wasn’t sure if we were at the right place. We placed our order in the room leading to the kitchen. Cash or check only. Mmmm, I’m thinking of that olive bread right now. That would go great with some cheese from Cheese Board.

  2. El Farolito (in any of their locations) is ALWAYS a good choice – for a fancier (but not stuffy) meal Zuni Cafe (Roast Chicken & Bread Salad) is the BEST, and just down the street from us, Anchor Oyster Bar has fantastic, fresh seafood and friendly service. 😀

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