Life Getting in the Way

I'm sorry it has been so long since I have posted. It's not for want of interesting food and wine experiences. Life has just gotten in the way of blogging of late... Some of the highlights from the last few months include:

  • Noteworthy meals in London (Origin, Mela...)
  • Two phenomenal tasting menus at Quince (it remains one of my Bay Area favorites)
  • An excellent birthday dinner at Manresa that included a garden "salad" unlike anything I've ever had
  • A first-time visit to "Two" (the reinterpretation of Hawthorne Lane) that, despite a few pleasantly surprising dishes that mostly came from the pasta and pizza section of the menu, didn't leave us rushing for a return visit; the wines brought by our companions at that meal, on the other hand, still have us drooling
  • A serendipitous cancellation at The French Laundry...

In other news:

  • I've upped the ante on last year's six tomato plants with ten now crammed into my relatively small vegetable bed this year, albeit it might much mightier Texas Tomato Cages. All three on the shadiest end are already huge; one at the opposite end is doing quite well; the rest in the middle are still a bit stumpy. Odd...
  • And last but not least: Thursday was my last day at Yahoo!. It was a difficult decision and a sad goodbye for now. However, I am thrilled to be joining, starting tomorrow, a very cool startup called Aggregate Knowledge. More to come...