When ever I talk to my sister and tell her I am coming home, she always says "You ARE home", meaning Italy. Time flies and I have now been living in Italy for 27 years- almost more than the time I spent in the USA. But there is something about breathing the air by the San Francisco Bay that I adore.
Usually I have too much to do to even get near the bay as my family lives out in the East Bay ( inland- no bay). This trip I was down by the bay for a book signing at the Italian American Museum. The Marina is lovely as always.
This trip was a whirlwind of classes and talks, interspersed with family.
Last night I finally got to go to dinner in SF at a place I have been dreaming about. Contigo
a Spanish and Catalana small plates restaurant. I was lucky to go with my friend Kevin and Cathy. Kevin does Tapas walks in SF and is an expert on Spanish Wines. He also teaches Spanish food classes and wood burning oven workshops.
I began following Brett ages ago on his blog in Praise of Sardines and it was a joy to finally be in his restaurant and see the dream come true.
Everything we had was perfect-- thanks Brett and Elan for your love and passion!
|hamachi and watermelon radishes|
|incredible eggs, chorizo on papas bravas|
|cheese plate was great with sherry|
|desserts- blu bottle coffee flan, Olive oil cake, Gelato with EVO and sea salt|
Great night- Great Friends- Great Food
1320 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114