I decided to write this post since it is now 18 months we are living in the San Francisco Bay. Many people will try to compare, for most of restaurant/food market it is worthless, just try and enjoy.
Here are some recommendations. I’ll update the post update regularly.
Beijing Duck House, Suite B, 10883 S Blaney Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014 (thanks Janie!)
Ajito, 7335 Bollinger Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Some people wonders why French people would eat in a french restaurant abroad. Well, it doesn’t happens that often and sometimes you miss some tastes from your origin country :-)
- Chez Panisse: good, worth the value but expect more traditional than modern french cuisine
- Left Bank: not bad at all. Small portions (I would have eat 3 tartares :-) but definitely a nice place to find back some taste from France
- Next on the list: The Table
Now, let’s feed the fridge and the pantry:
Bread is sweet but you may find “sour” bread that is close enough to the french bread.
♥ ACME bread (check out their website for retailers)
Good experience with sour bread from Trader’s Joe and Whole Foods Market
Few positive experiences, we really miss our Boucherie-Charcuterie.
- Best experience so far: To be completed
- Next on the list: charcuterie department from Cupertino Whole Food
Any recommendation welcome in the comment zone below.
♥ A Jar of Honey (family honey)
- Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz (they ship quickly for free)
- Artís Coffee, Berkeley & San Francisco
Farmer market/grocery store
- Milk Pail Market, Moutain View, without question one of the best in the area (French butter from Echiré, large selection of cheese, delicious croissants)
- Old Mc Donalds Farmer Market: fruits and vegetables are simply one of the best we found so far
- Sigona’s Farmers Market, right inside the Stanford Shopping center, they bottle their own olive oil and let you try it. 10+ different flavors.