Started the weekend with Vivace Restaurant in the city of Belmont. The cuisine served is Italian. It was my 1st time here & it was crowded with several groups celebrating graduations. I was here celebrating my bday (yes, still!) with Linda, Ray & Alyssa. The food was good & I will definitely come back.
|Started with Cosmo & Lemon Drop|
|Seafood Pasta with Prawns, Clams & Salmon|
|Lamb Osso Buco|
|Warm Chocolate Cake|
Saturday Lunch in Walnut Creek at Ha & Mike's place celebrating Margaret's bday (someone else this time!)
|Ingredients for Spring Rolls: shrimp, smoked pork, rice noodles, assorted greens: lettuce, mint, cilantro & shiso|
|Foreground: Skittle favors|
Background: Fried rice with shrimp & shrimp paste
|Ha demonstrating how to "wet" the rice paper circle with|
Flo (left) & Margaret (rt) looking on
|Pork Larb with lettuce cups|
|Salmon with Wasabi dressing|
|Haruko's Carrot Cupcakes|
|Celebrating with Margaret|
Standing: (lt to rt) Flo, Pat, Ha & Maggie
Seated:Me, Margaret, & Haruko
|Chilaquiles: Rotisserie Chicken & Tortilla chilaquiles|
fried organic glaum ranch eggs, tomatillo sauce, avocado, sour cream
silkey red sauce...
|Harry's Bellini: Fresh White Peach & Passion Fruit|
puree, Fresh Lemon Juice & Sparkling Wine
Yours truly, Karen!