Thursday, January 19, 2012

Everyday Wine in the City - 6Y (sexy) Red table wine

Everyday Wine - 6y Red table wineThis week, we are tasting a red wine blend called 6Y by Topel Winery. I was at our friendly neighborhood Canyon Market and this beautifully labelled bottle of wine caught my attention. The label has this painting of a sexy sophisticated woman with a red lipstick. Later, I learned that 6Y is read as, you guessed it right, sexy (or more like sixy?). A small voice was telling me, come on, be open minded and try this one just because it is a blend. I've had red wine blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah before and I truly loved them so why not give this blend of four red wines a try, I thought to myself. I paired this wine with spaghetti with meat balls from Monterey Pizza.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Classical Chinese dance in the City - Shen Yun

Shen YunWe finally saw Shen Yun at the War Memorial Opera House and it was good in a classical kind of way. It was a little over noon when Mijo and I finished running errands around the house on a crisp Saturday morning. Our home, including the backyard, was sparkling clean in just three hours! As a reward to ourselves, I bought two tickets to Shen Yun since we didn't have anything planned that night and it would be good to see something different. After a good lunch and a good nap, we got ready for the show. We had dinner at Arlequin Cafe which is our default restaurant in the Hayes Valley area of the city whenever we go to see an opera or ballet at the Opera house.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Everyday Coffee: Barako Blend

Everyday Coffee - Barako by Figaro Coffee Company For this week, we are trying a coffee that I bought in the Philippines during my trip there over the holidays. I brought several coffee which were either bought or given to me as gifts. I found this one at a local coffee chain called Figaro Coffee Company.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy New Year!

Pied Piper - DessertI've been away in Asia for a month and I miss the city and I miss sharing anything that is San Francisco. For now let me share you this photo of the dessert Mijo and I had for New Year's Eve in Pied Piper. It is a duet of flourless chocolate cake, raspberry linzertorte, and vanilla bean creme Anglaise. It was muy buy bueno and a great taste to welcome the new year! Pied Piper is located inside the Palace Hotel on New Montgomery St.