Friday, July 9, 2010
We decided that, although a bit chilly, we would sit outside on the patio for dinner. Mental note to self, always bring an extra layer when you dine outdoors … this is Northern California, after all. Things cool down quickly, even in the East Bay where temperatures always seem to be 80 degrees warmer than what Sam Champion from Good Morning America says that San Francisco will be enjoying any given day. (Ok, 80 degrees may be a bit of an exaggeration but the 30 degree swing just by driving through the Caldecott tunnel is very real. Why, oh why, do we live on this side of the Caldecott tunnel, you ask? Frankly, we ask ourselves that All. The. Time. )
After looking over the menu once, I thought, hmm... I’m not sure that I want to order anything on the menu. Then I looked at the menu again and realized to put away my Midwestern taste buds and be adventurous and ask the waiter about what he recommends.
Enter John Dory.
The wine was chose was the Kunde Zinfandel from Sonoma. We’ve never been to Kunde before, but I think now having tried the Zin, we’ll have to go check out the winery. It was really good, but to be honest, I don’t remember a single thing about it anymore. I’m still stuck on that lemon tart.
Forgive me. I am blessed with my father’s sweet tooth.