Proud Mama

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Sons & Daughters

Can we talk about the joy of dining out? Isn’t it the best?! I loveLOVElove the excitement of eating at a new restaurant and exploring foods in ways I’m not quite skilled enough to put together myself.

Most recently I was completely floored by the experience at Sons & Daughters. Jimmy surprised me with reservations as a special birthday treat (he knows me well). Besides it being the hottest day of the year + an open kitchen, which = birthday girl not so elegantly hiking up her dress and kicking off shoes under the table, it was one of the best meals of my life.

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garden herbs english pea and whey

A few notes on why it was so incredible:

  • Farm to table, no, really, their farm to their table! S&D has a one acre farm south of SF just past San Jose and they base their menu on whatever is being harvested THAT DAY. Swoon! 
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this seasons harvest

  • One pre-fix menu, in otherwords, you get to EAT EVERYTHING! I mean, there really aren’t words for the joy I have when I get to try every single thing the kitchen is making.
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petaluma chicken with fennel and arugula (apologies for the blurry pic, I couldn’t focus because it smelled so good)

  • Optional wine pairings (and by optional I mean obviously I’m getting the wine pairing). S&D’s elite level sommelier totally knew her stuff and was so patient with me as I asked questions about every single varietal she poured. Oh, and it didn’t hurt to get some complimentary pink bubbles to start.
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This cabernet sauvignon was fantastic. It is grown by a family with one sunny hillside in an otherwise cool region not conducive to growing cab grapes. Useful wine tip: when shopping for California cabs know that 2011 was a tough year on the fruit. If possible, reach for an older or newer vintage.

  • Michelin rated dining for a reasonable price. Yes, it is still pricey compared to a burger and fries. But it’s SF for goodness sake, it’s Michelin rated, AND you leave with a full belly.

Bottom line, if you are looking for a special meal in San Francisco Sons & Daughters is definitely one to try. (I mean, I saved the menu to possibly frame in our home…not sure I should admit that, but just make a rezzy.)

Sons & Daughters, 708 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94108, 415.391.8311

What about you, try any good restaurants lately?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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