Three Great Things to Do in May
Check Into the Rosewood Sand Hill for Liholiho Yacht Club Noshes
Now, here’s a great excuse for a staycation on the Peninsula if there ever was one.
Imagine nibbling on furikake-dusted Kennebec potato chips to dunk into caramelized onion dip; a tuna poke bowl with with avocado, radish, spicy aioli and radish sprouts; a yacht burger crowned with pineapple, bacon and kimchi; and a fried chicken sandwich garnished with cabbage slaw, pickled jalapeno and avocado ranch.
It’s the perfect excuse to relax at the newly redone pool area with flowers galore, plus a beachy-style bar.
And it saves you a trip to San Francisco to enjoy Kapur’s Hawaiian-influenced food, especially with Liholiho temporarily operating out of a Mission District space for takeout and delivery only.
But yes, you have to be an actual guest of the hotel — not just a day visitor — to indulge poolside.
Read “Eat This Book”
““Eat This Book: Knowledge to Feed Your Appetite and Inspire Your Next Meal” (Running Press) may not be a cookbook, but this easy-breezy read will definitely work up an appetite — while teaching you a fun fact or two about some of your favorite foods and ingredients.
Artist Stacy Michelson has created a whimsically illustrated book, of which I received a review copy, that explores the lore of 99 different foods from salt to summer squash and kombucha to maple syrup
Did you know that there are seven types of classic moles? That vanilla is the second most expensive spice only after saffron? That you’re supposed to tap the embossed #57 on the neck of the bottle of Heinz 57 to get the ketchup flowing at the optimal rate? That the Thousand Islands Museum in Clayton, NY (who knew there was even such a place!) houses a copy of the original 1907 recipe for the iconic salad dressing?
It’s a book sure to enthrall eaters of all ages.
Enjoy Special Deals During Peninsula Restaurant Week
From May 14 through May 22, a bevy of restaurants in Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and San Carlos will offer special prix fixe menus and dining discounts for “Peninsula Restaurant Week.”
Here’s your chance to indulge in specially priced takeout or dine-in or dine-out dishes, while supporting your local restaurants that have had one hell of a year.
Among those participating are Asian Box in Palo Alto and Mountain View; Bevri in Palo Alto; Bushido Izakaya in Mountain View; Camper in Menlo Park; Howie’s Pizza in Palo Alto; Oren’s Hummus in Palo Alto and Mountain View; Pizzeria Delfina in Palo Alto; Rooh in Palo Alto; Saffron Bistro in San Carlos; and Zareen’s in Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Redwood City. For the complete list, click here.