Hello -- My husband and I have a vacation of eating and indulgence planned in SF and Napa, with a brief stop in Palo Alto for a wedding. I love dim sum and would like to go, but he is what I'd call a dim sum "beginner" -- I would like him to have the dim sum experience without some of the uncertainty that can plague it (accidentally eating something unusual could traumatize him, and he is allergic to shellfish). Is our best bet to do a place like Yank Sing that may not be perfectly authentic and that is relatively quite expensive, but that will be very clear about dishes and ingredients? I appreciate any suggestions of dim sum places that would fall in our perameters -- it could be in Palo Alto as well as SF.
We will be in Napa for our anniversary and I've booked at Redd. Would be curious to hear from others if it is worth the price, is it a romantic atmosphere, etc. Again, if there are other restaurants one would recommend, please share -- we are going over Labor Day so getting a table could be an issue. We're more interested in good food and atmosphere than in cutting edge cuisine.
If anyone cares to comment on our food itinerary, here it is:
Day one -- walk to Ferry Building for lunch; dinner reservations at Zuni Cafe
Day two -- either Zushi puzzle or a burrito in the mission for lunch (or both); dinner at Aziza
Day three -- dim sum brunch, wedding dinner
Day four -- dinner at Ad Hoc (do I need reservations?)
Day five -- breakfast at Bouchon, dinner at Redd or other
Thanks for input!