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Thanksgiving Weekend Report (long)

GiGi | Nov 29, 200408:52 AM

We traveled from New Orleans to San Francisco for the holiday weekend, had a great time - here's a brief rundown of where we ate:

Moose's - Thanksgiving dinner; I started with arugula salad (great, with cremini mushrooms & pancetta) and my husband had butternut squash bisque (wonderful flavor). Main course - my husband had prime rib (with green beans and mashed potatoes), and I had the turkey w/ stuffing, green beans and mashed potatoes. Desserts were delicious - pumpkin cheesecake and warm chocolate cake. We were both pleased with our meals, but feel at $62 per person it was overpriced.

Friday we ate bagels for breakfast, and had lunch at a little deli in Sausalito (do not remember the name). My husband had a great italian sandwich, and I had a veggie sandwich - enough to tide us over until dinner.

Oriental Pearl (Cantonese) - Friday night; this restaurant in Chinatown was recommended by the concierge at our hotel and it was terrific. We shared hot and sour soup, and then went with the waiter's recommmendation for the main course. We shared Peking Duck, which was the best either of us have ever had. It was served with those 'pancakes', peanut sauce and shredded veggies - perfection! We also shared the prawns with honey glazed walnuts - this was also a stellar dish that we loved. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert.

Saturday - Beach Chalet for the view and the fish and chips, which was recommended by a local friend who took us there. The fish and chips were great - not too greasy, and the fish was very flaky and tender. What a gorgeous day it was!

Sunday morning - bagels at 'Posh Bagels' near Union Square - they were really tasty (its not exactly easy to find good bagels in New Orleans!).

Our final meal was later that day - dim sum at Yank Sing in Rincon Center....WOW! It was so much fun, we loved it. The quality of everything we had was superb, from the tea to the dumplings. We had lobster, crab, shrimp, it met our expectations and then some.

Locals we met are very friendly and easy-going, and we had a wonderful time - thanks to those who recommmended places to us. If you ever come to New Orleans, I'll be glad to share my recommendations!

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