San Francisco & Napa Valley With Trafalgar: Day 2 (Part 1)

December 21, 2012

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a stop at the world famous Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on a Saturday afternoon, which is exactly what Trafalgar arranged for us.  We joined Edible Excursions for a gourmet walking tour, which I highly recommend, because it is very crowded and you are able to skip a lot of the long lines thanks to the VIP service.

This talented young boy greeted us upon arrival.  I could have watched him perform for hours, however we had an important culinary mission that needed to be accomplished.

San Francisco, California
Of course, the surrounding view was not so bad either!

Our Epicurean Concierge, Lisa, defines the word “foodie”.  She was the perfect local guide — taking us to all of her favorite stalls and sharing insider secrets about San Franicsco’s food world.  Our taste buds were deliciously overwhelmed with different tasty treats from regional chefs and artisans.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

Corn Bisque: Peppers & Olive Oil

San Francisco, California

Fresh Baked Bread & Goat Cheese Spread

San Francisco, California

Mixed Green Salad: Grapes, Goat Cheese & Almonds

San Francisco, California

Penne Pasta, Roasted Tomatoes, Olives & Garlic Parmesan

San Francisco, California

King Salmon, Capers & Buerre Blanc

San Francisco, California

Delta Asparagus & Roasted Shallots

San Francisco, California

Brussel Sprouts, Mushrooms, & Lemon Lemon Confit

San Francisco, California

Strawberry Shortcake: Warm Vanilla Biscuit & Macerated Strawberry

Fortunately, we had some at leisure time to explore and work off some of the calories we consumed throughout the day, before yet another unforgettable meal. . .

51 thoughts on “San Francisco & Napa Valley With Trafalgar: Day 2 (Part 1)

  1. Abby

    Your food photos are really just too much — my mouth is drooling! That was such a fun day. And the only time we were separated, if only for an hour or two lol. Miss you!

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  2. Katie @ Domestiphobia

    Food tours are the BEST! They’re brilliant because the walking between each stop totally justifies the calories. 😉 We did one in Carrboro, NC last year that was fantastic: http://www.domestiphobia.net/2012/02/11/i-tasted-carolina-and-then-i-ate-it-all-part-1/

    B Restaurant looks incredible! I want that to be a room in my house, looking out at that gorgeous courtyard. Your food photos make we want to reach through the screen. Seriously.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      OMG I’ve gotta check that out! That sounds like something Lucas and I would LOVE!!! B Restaurant really was quite a memorable place. I didn’t know what to look at, the food or the view! XO

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  3. Susan @ Caribbean Cruise Lines

    Wow!! Pictures are too amazing. I’m seriously getting too much hungry while watching those delicious dishes. I’d love to have Penne Pasta, King Salmon and and I think almost all. Love to enjoy my every seconds with it. Thanks for sharing such wonderful information.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank you so so so much!!! That meal really and truly was one of the best of my life. I have to say as much as the salmon and pasta looks good, that dessert was even better!

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  4. Emily in Chile

    The Ferry Building is my idea of heaven! Cowgirl Creamery, Scharffen Berger and Blue Bottle…YUM. I hadn’t heard of B Restaurant before, but it’s on my list for next time I’m home.

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  5. Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings

    Being a die-hard food lover, I MUST visit San Francisco soon! Argh!!! I want to go now!!!! I’d love to visit the market at Ferry Bldg, Napa Valley (specially Yountville and St. Helena), eat fresh sushi, eat gluten-free goodies, eat vegetarian fare, eat sustainable gourmet foods…Thanks for sharing your adventure. I am now more determined to go. Hopefully, by this spring!

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  6. Katie

    I absolutely adore going to farmers’ markets! It’s such a treat to see all that beautiful fresh produce, not to mention the goodies like cheeses, honey, etc. And I agree with that sign…chocolate does fix everything! Super photos, Andi.

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  7. Josie

    Hi Andi,
    Your photography skills are so excellent! The food looks fantastic — yes, no question — but I kept studying how you got such fantastic shots. You’re an inspiration!
    Thanks for a great post.
    Wishing you happy and safe travels always and all ways,
    ~Josie

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