On January 3rd 2011, Katherine and I are engaged to be married!
As celebration, we watched Stanford play in the Orange Bowl and then a late dinner at one of the finest restaurants in San Francisco: Gary Danko.
We started off with 2 glasses of Veuve Brut, which I enjoyed very much. The bubbly was a festive way to salute my love to being a life together.
Then Katherine had a idea to have a 3 course dinner without dessert. I had the 4 courses with a persimmon dessert.
I had the following
- Crispy Farm Egg with White Polenta, Royal Trumpet Mushrooms, Frisée and Pancetta
- Roast Maine Lobster with Potato Purée, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Edamame and Tarragon
- Herb Crusted Loin of Lamb with Tian of Vegetables and Polenta
- Persimmon custard, pears and ice cream
We both started with the Fried Egg appetizer which intrigued me down the last bite. I loved it because it was so complex and new.
I had the lobster as my 2nd dish and it was the best lobster dish I’ve ever had. The sauce was not overpowering, the lobster was cooked just right on a bed of mashed potatoes.
I finished my main course with a lamb on a bed of vegetables (zucchini and roasted bell peppers), by that time I realized that I am not a big red meat eater and reminded myself to not order red meat next time and go for an appetizer or another seafood.
We finished dessert with the persimmon, when I also realized the wise ways of Katherine’s new way of ordering all savory dishes.
Definitely well worth every dollar to visit Gary Danko if you are a local San Franciscan.