Although I already had a slide show on this, I could not add text to the slides, so here I go...
Saturday night, my family and I went to Fringale - a french restaurant in San Francisco. We took advantage of the city's annual event Dine About Town (DAT). We did this last year, when Mike and Jessie were here. They have since moved to Hawaii... we missed them last night.
Dine About Town involves hundreds (ok, maybe that is my exageration :)) of restaurants that offer prix-fixe lunches at $17.95 and dinners at $34.95. It started after 9 / 11; sponsored by the San Francisco Travel Association to encourage people to dine out and boost revenue of local restaurants. I hope it becomes a family tradition for us.
Baby Wyatt joined us - his first San Francisco outing...
So we started with one of the appetizers featured on the DAT menu. I ordered the Dungeness Crab Napoleon. It is crab layered with avocado, mango salsa, on top of fresh veggies. Liked it!
I ordered the Petrale Sole which sat on top of mashed potatoes. The sole was stuffed with julliened carrots and zucchini. Or rather maybe it was all those vegetables wrapped in the sole. I offered Josh (Tracey's boyfriend) a taste and asked if he liked it. He said it was alright, but not like the fish dishes at Maui's Mama's Fish House... :) I have to agree.
Tracey and Katrina ordered the Lamb Shank with Mashed Potatoes and Veggies. Katrina said it was really good, the lamb must have been nice and tender as I saw it fall off the bone. Looks yummy, I definitely gotta try the lamb next time.
Tracey could not eat her dinner as she may have what is going around - upset stomach, etc... or perhaps she may just have been dehydrated from her run earlier today. Whatever it is, I hope she gets well fast!
Josh had the Duck confit, lentils, garlic, bacon and red wine sauce.
Shawn ordered the Rib Eye steak, which was not on the DAT menu.
As Tracey was feeling sick so she did not eat her dinner. The waiter, a French guy with an adorable accent was so nice! He offered to box Tracey's lamb shank and made her a drink to ease her stomach,
He said it was tonic water and some bitters. Tracey did not care for it. I loved it. So I had some of it. The waiter's thoughtfulness and attentiveness added to the wonderful ambiance.
For dessert / third course most of us had the Chocolat Gourmand
Josh had the Creme Brulee
and Shawn the Hazelnut and almond cake
Tracey talked to me in the morning. She is feeling better and planning to have her lamb shank for lunch.