It’s quite the dilemma for San Franciscans: cook or dine out? Because either way, you’ve got tons of options. Bountiful produce at the farmers’ markets, the best restaurants in the nation…
Lately I’ve opted to dine out regularly with a stellar group of peeps, a.k.a. The Supper Club, whom I met through a web development course here in the city. Turns out an interest in coding isn’t all we have in common–we’re pretty good eaters too. We tackled Mission Chinese, then House of Pancakes (not on the same night, thankfully) with satisfying, belly-busting results. Due to some scheduling constraints (on my part–so glad these guys were cool about it), we decided to turn the next dinner gathering into a brunch potluck.
Everyone was up for it and made spectacular contributions to the food spread. Corinne graciously offered to host and lavished us with homemade donuts, french toast, and bottomless mimosas. Lauren shopped the neighborhood farmer’s market for the freshest, most beautiful fruit. Brittany and Courtney populated the “pre-brunch” snack table with an addictive assortment of creamy cheeses, nibbler nuts, dates, homemade bread, and the kinds of jam families pass down recipes for.
Avand and I had garlic on our minds: I brought some garlic-roasted asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, and kale, while Avand whipped up hearty garlicky potatoes. Ryan cooked us the fixins for bacon-y breakfast tacos (and kindly got us hazelnut coffee to sip on while all the preparation took place), which we got to assemble to our liking. Courtney also made sure we had tasty Bloody Marys to accompany it all.
We had a table full of food and friends and nowhere to be for a few hours–the perfect recipe for Sunday brunch. Thanks to everyone for letting me be my shutterbug self so I could record the delights of that day!