In my opinion, two of the best months to visit San Francisco are April and September, and when you come here to visit, you must visit the Ferry Building as there are many incredible culinary delights in that place like The Slanted Door restaurant, modern Vietnamese cuisine, where I had lunch for my birthday yesterday.
In fact, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal were seen making out in the restaurant once. I mention this because The Slanted Door is definitely a great place to take a date especially when you're first going out. For example, if you have to wait for your table here is the view from the patio that faces the water. Yeah, beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
I was in the mood for a Bloody Mary, and boy was this drink zesty.
For appetizer, we started out with the Slanted Door spring rolls with shrimp, pork, mint and peanut sauce.
For lunch, we ordered the Grapefruit and Jicama salad with red cabbage, pickled carrots and candied pecans, followed by the Chicken Claypot with caramel sauce, chilies and fresh ginger and barbecued Willis Ranch pork spareribs with honey-hoisin sauce. My picture of the spareribs came out blurry so my apologies for the tease. The ribs were definitely tasty.
Following lunch at Slanted Door, we headed over to Blue Bottle for one of the most amazing Mocha drinks I've ever had along with Parisian macaroons from Miette. Check out the yummy pictures.