Thursday, September 13, 2012

Foods of the Bay Area

Searching for the ultimate dinning experiences are always a challenge in new cities. My time in San Francisco was very short only 2 days and 3 evenings to try and fit it all in. But where to eat? As soon as I planned my trip to San Francisco I knew where I wanted to eat. Wayfare Tavern and of course Chez Panisse (that will have to be another post).
Wayfare Tavern is a Tyler Florence creation and my expectations were high. I followed Chef Florence on HGTV and on twitter and it seems that everyone raves about the food created there. I looked at the menu ahead of time and already knew what I wanted to order. My choice, obvious to those who know we well, was the organic fried chicken and the baked macaroni and cheese. I was not disappointed.
Table setting at Wayfare Tavern

Organic Fried Chicken and Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Darlene Peach Pie

In the shadow of the Trans America Building
Wayfare Tavern in close to the financial district. It sits under the shadow of the Trans America building. I had made my reservations for 5 PM, I know it's early but it was my first night in town and after long flights and airport food I was ready for my dinning experience. My server was awesome since it was not busy we had time to chat. After eating as much as one person can with four pieces of chicken and a healthy portion of mac&cheese I wanted to save room for dessert. My server recommended the peach pie and I was not disappointed. It was the best peach pie I have ever had. The local peaches sweet and juicy and still with their skins were enveloped in THE tastiest, flakiest crust EVER (the  secret  I found out, is lard) and the big surprise was the sugared rosemary.  What  pie I could not finish I took back to my hotel to eat as my midnight snack.
Now, I am trying how to get back there so I can order the other items off the menu.

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