San Carlos part of SD.
Best meal I ever ate:
Would have to be (mostly for sentimental reasons, but the food was also very delicious) the Earl Grey tea poached (perfectly) wild salmon w/ Bernaise sauce, garnished w/ a plum slice & black currant jam, served atop asapargus, all lovingly prepared for me by my sweetheart on our second date. Dessert would be the tahitian vanilla bean & coconut cupcake with passionfruit (real, italian) buttercream icing or salted caramel *anything*.
My current drink of choice:
Iced tea - no lemon or an extra spicy bloody mary.
I really wish I could:
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Is something really easy like peach bourbon pork chops or roast chicken (rosemary garlic, lemon thyme, apple sage, etc.), some sort of potato, seasonal veggies and a great loaf of crusty bread & butter. Or for a very casual get together, my lemon-cilantro chicken tacos w/ homemade beans, rice, salsa & gaucamole. I prefer to make something delicious yet simple so that I can enjoy my guests.
My favorite comfort food:
Fried chicken or pork chops, green beans w/ bacon or greens with ham hocks, cheesy grits or creamy mashed potatoes & black pepper cream gravy
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Punjabi Tandoor, Saab E Lee, Mariscos German, Sushi Yaro, Cafe Chloe.
My most tattered cookbooks:
My mom's old "Betty Crocker's", A Great American Cook by Johnathan Waxman, Ad Hoc At Home by Thomas Keller, Live To Cook by Michael Symon