So there's this thing that is held in San Francisco twice a year. And before I moved across the pond, I used to partake in this bi-annual event religiously. This event is called Dine About Town. What it is, is this. Well, other than being the BEST thing ever thought of, it's a chance for us non guppies to dine amongst the high rollers in an environment where lifting your pinky at all times is a famous dance move. Everyone is doing it.
How is this possible?
Well ladies and gentlemen, here's the secret.
So these shi-shi restaurants have set menus of 2-3 course meals with set prices. Lunch is $17.95 and Dinner is $34.94. So rather than spending up to $75 a person (yes, I am guilty of committing such a crime), the restaurants make it possible for us little people to dine about the town amongst the people that have so much money, they use it as toilet paper rich. Most of us would call it fine dining.
Here's a bit more info on this FAB dining event::
Now, this event had just ended on the 31st , and I already had my share in richie rich restaurants, and I believe my food finally just digested, hence the reason for this late blog on the occasion.
Although usually I'm prone to hit up about 5 different restaurants during Dine About Town, this time I was only able to hit up 2. That's what tends to happen when you become a house wife....money tends to hold you back from having fun at times. But hey, I still got my food, and I'm still a happy fat girl.
So the 2 places that I visited this time was Tommy Toy's for Lunch
And Luna Park for dinner
Both places were parties in my mouth.
Unfortunately, because I was on a timed lunch break when I went to Tommy Toy's, I was unable to take a pictures of my yummy food. Also....I was really hungry, and my food didn't stand a chance.
BUT, I did remember to take pictures of my edibles at Luna park when I dined with the gal pals....so let me share....WARNING:: Please have a napkin, or Bib nearby, these pictures may cause heavy drooling.....
First off.....Me and the cuzzo shared a BOWL of Sangria....I mean, WHY NOT???
Also, this was the only restaurant that offered a 5 course meal, so of course, me being such the skinny person I am, chose to dine over here....
So here was the first course:
I of course got too excited and couldn't wait to eat it before realising I had to take a picture. But it was a Devilled egg with a fish on top. Sounds pretty weird, but it actually tasted pretty good.
Next stop, was appetizers. My chosen dish was a goat cheese fondue (which I later paid for the next day because alcohol and cheese don't make a cute couple) served with green apples and bread. It was yums.
The other chicas had these::
Assorted corndogs with assorted mustards....
A poki salad with fried wonton chips
On to the 3rd course
some of the ladies had a salmon....I think
The other ladies, whom I'm later envied after the server served this delightful dish, had meat. I'm not sure if it was a steak, mignon, or prime rib, it was just meat, and it was DAMN good.
And I chose this lamb stew. I'm not a fan of stew, but the way it was described on the menu sounded very cool and foreign, and I'm a sucker for things like that, so naturally I ordered it. I should have gotten the meat.
My choice was the Luna Park Smore's. Very yummy....EXCEPT, I wasn't a huge fan of the homemade graham crackers. It tasted like wheat bread, and I was in the mood to feel fat, I didn't need to have the taste of anything healthy in my mouth. Thank god for the melted chocolate and marshmallows, otherwise, it would have been a total failure.
I forgot to take a picture of what the other ladies got, I was too engrossed in my scooping my melted marshmallows out of my dish....
THEN the last and final course....some sort of tart. It was just....OK.....
So anyways....that's a sneak peak of what could you would be able pack into your tummy.....
I highly recommend taking part in this yummy opportunity when it comes into town. OK, I'm going to go now....I'm hungry....