I'm visiting SF and Santa Rosa on a business trip with my husband who will be vacationing and need some help with business lunches, general chowhound activity, and romantic dinners. In SF we'll be staying near the Funston Playground in the Marina district. In Santa Rosa, we're at the Hilton near 101. Your suggestions would be very appriceiated. I will definitely report back on my experiences. More details below.
While I'm working, my husband would like to visit cheese shops and find a few decadent but not expensive lunches hopefully near bike shops. He loves to walk and was a former bike messenger in SF, so distance (I think he's found a cheese shop in Oakland to visit) is not really an issue.
On one of the days I'd like to take a business associate out for lunch near my office in SOMA. I've been to a trendy dot-com lunch spot on the water the last time I was there and a burrito place on South Park that I remember being pretty good. I wish I remembered the names of these places, but I don't, but I'd just assume not repeat these places, though they were good the first time.
We have reservations for dinner at La Folie in SF for one of the three nights we're in SF. I am thinking for the other nights, sushi and perhaps the moroccan place listed below. (where is the moroccan place?)To give you an idea of what we've liked...I've tried and enjoyed Fringale and loved fried wontons at a place near the transamerica pyramid on my last trip. We usually make it to the cafe de paris for croissants and expresso near union square for breakfast.
While we're in Santa Rosa, we'd like to eat some more and maybe visit a winerey and or cheese making farm or two.
Thank you for your help in advance.