So I have a group of friends that are really hard to get together. One of us put in a date to meet up 6 weeks in advance. One by one as the date grew closer, they had to cancel. All our work, school, family schedules are so different, it’s tough. So it was only the two of us. Good thing though, whatever time we planned, we would have been late to it in San Francisco, as we were detoured all around the city with street closures for block parties due to Pride 2010. It was okay because we were not in a rush. It was actually pretty cool that we were able to drive by different parts of the city and also spot this street art. So talented, I wish I had some sort of artistic ability in me.

A 6-mile drive took us 40 minutes, but we finally arrived at our destination – Sally’s After Dark and took part in their inclusive dinner special.

Started with a rosemary/thyme foccacia bread with olive oil and a thick balsamic glaze for dipping.

Steamed Mussels: tossed in a tomato, garlic and white wine broth.
A basic bruschetta: tomatoes, basil, crushed garlic, olive oil

Pan Seared Mahi – with a fresh roasted herbed corn relish – corn, thyme, roasted red peppers, green onion, green beans and garlic fingerling potatoes

Being the meat eater I am, I had the Country Pork Chop – topped with a ground mustard shallot sauce, served with a zucchini and cauliflower gratin and roasted asparagus.

Summer Brioche Pudding – English Style Pudding of Brioche & Fresh Berries Poached w/Port.
Served w/Honey Cream & Mint Granita

Espresso Chocolate Tart – Cocoa Tart Dough & Bittersweet Chocoate topped with Espresso Mousse. Served w/Peanut Brittle and Vanilla Bean Gelato

New gig starting tomorrow. New people to meet. New experiences. Bring it on.