Friday, October 28, 2011


For those few that aren't familiar with Airport codes the title refers to Cincinnati- San Francisco and back to Cincinnati. That's where we have been in the last two weeks since posting.
The SF trip was for a family funeral which came up unexpectedly, but it was a blessing.

Starting with the earliest meal( Oct 16) and working to the present here goes:
"Bonefish" Grill", Edwards and Madison Roads in Hyde Park. After my Bombay I stuck with the grilled salmon, asparagus and a head lettuce wedge, oil and wine vinegar on the side. All were good but not exciting. It's hard going somewhere between healthy and "good for you" and exciting. Marilyn had the Tilapia and a house salad, As I have said many times Bonefish is a good standard seafood emporium.

"Enoteca Emilia" 2038 Madison Road 45208 (513) 834-5773, the new neighborhood "hot" spot, full almost every night, with good reason. That evening along with a Formaggio( cheese) loaf, bread cut and cheese layered between each slice and then the whole loaf toasted,which the 4 of us split, I had a Calamari and Shrimp salad consisting of greens, a light dressing and the two mentioned protein sources. This plus taste of Marilyn Ferro( grain) salad with onions, peppers and diced tomato's and one of her terrific mushroom Ravioli was sufficient. My wine was a Gavi and new experience for me cultivated in the last month.

The next night, we go out too much, "The Cheesecake Factory, Kenwood mall, was our place to dine with cousins. Again the usual drink followed by excellent Wild Mushroom soup, plenty of salt but also plenty of mushrooms. I chose the chopped salad, from the exceedingly large selection of menu items while Marilyn followed the soup with a Fire-Roasted fresh Artichoke, more than she could handle in one sitting. Good visit with the family and a decent dinner.

It's hard to be in SF without thinking of both seafood and Italian, or a mix of both. So even though all the meals were brought in, one night we called upon "Fishermen's Grotto #9, 9 Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco 94133 (415) 673-7025 to provide dinner for 12. This they did packing two large boxes with Large Crab Louis salad( lot of fresh crab meat), with a marvelous 1000 Island dressing, one of the hits of the evening, 2 cracked and sectioned whole Crabs to finish the heavy appetizer. Main courses ( 2 orders of each item) were Prawns in a butter, wine a mushroom sauce ( good portions of mushrooms) Petrole Sole, a bow to Marilyn's favorite ( of course after Dover Sole), Halibut stuffed with bay shrimp and crab and 2 orders of Fruti Di Mare, fettuccine in a light tomato sauce covered with scampi, clams and mussels. The restaurant is a large tourist spot but the items they sent were all substantial and quite satisfactory, no complaints.

Don't usually throw in non-public places but I must remark the the food at LCC ( Losantiville Country Club) have become real a treat. This week I had a wonderful crispy roast duck with orange sauce which was a good as I can remember. Just had to comment.

Lastly, I'm sorry Ed< last night we went to an OLLI( Osher Life Long Learning) at the "Oriental Wok-Hyde Park. The restaurant provided a hot and cold appetizer buffet( paid for by OLLI) and a cash bar and for those of us who stayed for dinner the regular menu and accommodations.
Guy Burgess, the chef, is a friend and so knowing my low salt needs, especially after the appetizers, he gave me grilled Salmon covered with a very tasty fresh tomato sauces mixed with sweet rice wine and various spices, super. He also steamed vegetables and so my dinner countered the salty snacks of which like all I had imbibed.
Now were all up to date and I'll post more as with keep "eating out".

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