Hi West Coast Chowhounders,
I am from New York and I will be spending time in California toward the latter part of this week and through next week. I will be staying with family in Walnut Creek and doing a mixture of cooking and eating out. I'll also be taking a day-trip to the Berkeley area, where I intend on having lunch. I've been to both places several times, and I've really enjoyed the food at both, and I'm wondering if you have suggestions on where to eat. I am open to anything, in the past I very much enjoyed Silk Road in Walnut Creek, and I ate at this French place in Berkeley that was AMAZING. If you could suggest a coffee shop that isn't Pete's or Starbucks to get a good cappuccino near Walnut Creek, that'd be swell. I love sushi, so if there is a sushi place that really stands out, I would love to know about it. Lastly, I will be doing a good deal of cooking, so if there is a gourmet[ish] supermarket around that isn't super expensive, I would love to know about it. I don't mind driving a little bit, so feel free to make recommendations that aren't in the immediate Walnut Creek area.
Thank you in advance :D !!!!