It’s a been a busy New Year with moving plans and a new job. Still, I need to carve out some time to look back at the yummy food and drinks that ended up in my belly.
I loved this. Burmese fried rice at Rangoon Ruby in Palo Alto.
This year marked a couple of culinary milestones.
I found a foodie paradise in Peru. I had a blast eating my way thru Lima and Cusco.
Smoked mussels at Fiesta in Miraflores. The menu was amazing. It included traditional Chiclayo-style dishes. This was one of my favorite spots for dinner in Lima.
It was also the site of one my dumbest decisions in Peru.
I was curious about the tiny pepper garnish one of our dishes. A server brought out a tiny bowl of the peppers. I popped one in my mouth. That tiny bite packed quite a fiery punch. I spent the next ten minutes guzzling cocktails and water. Mark couldn’t stop giggling. Painful, but still tasty.
I also enjoyed our lunch surrounded by ruins at Huaca Pucllana.
I am still craving this dish: Lomo Saltdado.
Mark fell in love with lucuma, a native Peruvian fruit that pairs nicely with cream and coffee flavors.
He bought a pint of lucuma ice cream at Mitchell’s in San Francisco.
I fought off elevation sickness with coca teas and coca sours in Cusco.
My next lesson: stop drinking coca drinks at least four hours before bedtime.
Back in the Bay Area, I finally figured out how to shuck an oyster. I loved our picnic at Tomales Bay Oyster Company.
It was a bittersweet year for oysters in the Bay Area. We said good-bye to the Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
Finally, there’s evidence that we are professional drinkers. The writing is on the wall at Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley.
I posted more of my food and drink photos over on Flickr. Enjoy!