I admit, the delicious dried California dates are a loose connection to the main point of this post.
I will be flying out West tomorrow morning and will be back in a week. This trip is a significant for myself (and my family) for four reasons:
- It’s been nine years since I’ve last visited San Francisco with my family. Back then, I remembered the city was awesome, beautiful, laid back compared to New York City – and I needed to come back. Well, this is now my family vacation and we’re excited…
- Which leads to another monumental event in my life – my graduation from graduate school! A huge weight has lifted off my shoulders for the past two grueling years of academia and I’m a free bird. Relatively speaking.
- My father’s birthday falls not too far from our travel dates.
- And finally, my younger brother, who is a CPA accountant, purchased his first apartment in New York City!
As the list indicates, this trip is symbolically an epic event for my family and I. I’m restless but I should be sleeping now since my flight is early in the morning.
I have planned this trip for the past few months and I’ll name you two restaurants (of the bunch) that I’m planning to eat at: Chef Dominique Crenn’s Atelier Crenn and Chef David Kinch’s Manresa. If you want to know where I’m visiting around, just follow my Twitter (@twanderingeater).
Until then, I’ll eventually write up posts of my visits to various restaurants and food related venues. Stay tuned…
P.S. Of the date desserts I’ve baked seen above, I’ll post up the rugelach recipe when I get back.