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2017/05/24 Dinner at Quince, the Latest 3 Star Michelin Rated Restaurant in SF
π 2017-05-24 00:00 in Dining
Since we were in SF to go see a Hamilton matinée (great show by the way), we used the opportunity to have dinner at Quince. Funny thing is that it's on the other side of the wall from Coi, with 2 stars.

I guess they are Saison's competitor and honestly Saison was totally overpriced without being better. Quince is definitely a better deal, and had more courses (not that more is always better, but in this case it was).

Some pictures:





















Definitely a good dinner and Jennifer enjoyed the wine course (good pairings).

2017/05/06 Omakase @ Mitsunobu
π 2017-05-06 00:00 in Dining
I wanted to give Jennifer a change from home cooking, so we went to Mitsunobu for their Omakase tasting menu. It was good :)









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2017/01/22 Fine Dining in Stillwater, Launceston, Tasmania
π 2017-01-22 00:00 in Dining, Tasmania2017
As luck would have it, I randomly picked a restaurant in Launceston that was conveniently located where we'd be, and it turns out it was a top rated Michelin rated restaurant. We went with Andy and had a great dinner:






2016/12/28 5 Course Tasting Menu at Alexandre, Bruxelles
π 2016-12-28 00:00 in Belgium, Dining
After arriving in Bruxlles, we tried to make a reervation in the nice restaurants that were open, which was hard given that it was between Xmas and New Year's. Eventually some stupid tripadvisor owned side, fork.be, told us we had a reservation at Alexandre, when in fact we had none at all, and they did not expect us at all when we showed up.
Thankfully they very nicely agreed to take us anyway, although we were limited to the 5 course tasting menu instead of the full 9-10 course one. Life can be tough that way at times :)










2016/12/25 Xmas with my Mom
π 2016-12-25 00:00 in Dining, Family
Another year, another Xmas lunch with my Mom, brother and family. Nice day as always:








2016/12/21 Multiple Dinners around Xmas with my Dad, Francs, and Hodges
π 2016-12-21 00:00 in Dining, Family
Multiple dinners over multiple days with different family and friends. Lots of food, and good times :)





















And we also got invited by my brother for yet another dinner :)




2016/12/06 Jennifer's Anniversary Dinner at Benu, San Francisco
π 2016-12-06 00:00 in Dining
For Jennifer's 42th's BD, we had a very nice dinner at Benu, the other michelin 3 star restaurant in San Francisco. It was Asian inspired cooking, a mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, with quite interesting ingredients for some dishes.
While expensive, it's noticeably cheaper than its rival Saison while being just as good and offering more dishes to try without coming out totally stuffed or in a sugar comma after 3 or 4 desserts :)























2016/11/29 Live King Crab at Koi Palace with Jennifer's Parents
π 2016-11-29 00:00 in Dining
We all love king crab, so for Jennifer's parents' visit, we went to Koi Palace, and ordered a live king crab. It was big, fresh, and expensive :)
We had them cook it 3 ways, which gave some variety in what we got to try:



nice beast ;)
nice beast ;)

fried
fried

also served with vegetables
also served with vegetables

and the rest
and the rest



Yes, that was a lot of food, we had leftovers despite 4 motivated people :) but indeed the steamed crab meat was very nice, better than frozen for sure.

2016/09/09 Dinner at Madrona Manor in Healdsburg
π 2016-09-09 00:00 in Dining, Family
My dad and Patricia were visiting and since we went in the Healdsburg area for wine tasting, Jennifer got the good idea to have us all eat a Madrona Manor, there. It would typically be way out of the way for us, but since we were already there, it was a very good excuse to go try it out, and their excellent michelin rated tasting menu.

Their gardens and decors were very nice too:


















2016/08/25 Full Tasting Menu at Edulis in Torronto
π 2016-08-25 00:00 in Dining
On our first night of touring Torronto, Jennifer got us a reservation for a nice tasting menu at Edulis. It was differnt from the typical tasting menus in not being too flashy, or in a restaurant that didn't seem flashy or pretentious either, but the dishes were quite interesting:









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