Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 4 - San Francisco

Day four found us having brunch at around 10am at the Samovar Tea Lounge.  That was a real treat - each of us ordered a selection to eat and a type of tea to have with it.

JR and I had the Ginger Quinoa Waffle which was served with fresh fruit and a vanilla infused palm nectar (which was the syrup.) I had a tea called "Nocturnal Bliss" which was delicious, lemony and herbal. The lemon taste came from lemon grass.  JR had Lapsang Souchong, which smelled like smoke!  Ashley ordered something called Jook with smoked duck, which was a rice base that had been cooked until it was custardly, served with savory sides such as toasted garlic, peanuts, cilantro, and had a sriracha sauce (hot!) She had a chi tea.  John ordered their Local Artisan Cheese Platter which had various fresh fruit, two types of cheese, crackers, and a portion of honeycomb.  He stuck with his usual Earl Grey tea.  It was so nice to sit outside and enjoy the sights of downtown.  This place was right in the middle of town.
The Coffee Pot - Picasso
After brunch we walked through Yerba Buena park to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  We walked all four floors.  Interesting, although I'm not much of a fan of modern art.  There were some photography exhibits and a floor of mixed media art that combined various textiles.  On the top floor they had a roof deck exhibit of some sculptures and metal works.

Next on the schedule came a walk to the cinema, stopping first at the Sports Bar for a beer and french fries to tide us over until dinner.
We saw Men in Black III.  I enjoyed it!  I wish I had watched the other two first so I would have remembered more about them, but this one really was a stand alone story.  Great special effects.
Home afterwards to rest up, after picking Winston up at doggy-day-care!
We're having Thai food tonight...hmmm....I'll let you know how that goes!

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