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05Dec2013_9a_San-Ramon_Sandi-Swan_Food_Sandis-PotrackWe certainly did have a great time eating our way around Oakland, Sonoma and San Ramon. Oh yum!! And it was great cooking with Sandi Swan; she has a great kitchen and her cooking talents are wonderful. This is a photo of her pot rack. I like to look at pot racks. They are intriguing. If you Left-Click any of these photos, you can view them enlarged. Do enjoy these. Cheers! The first several dishes are from Sandi’s kitchen.

Here is an awesome Olive Oil,Balsamic  Vinegar and Red Wine Vinegar that we used in Sandi's Kitchen.

Here is an awesome Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and Red Wine Vinegar that we bought at Corti Brothers and used in Sandi’s Kitchen.

Corti Brothers Grocers

Corti Brothers Grocers

Robin and Darrell Corti are discussing olive oils, Balsamic vinegars and wine.

Robin and Darrell Corti are discussing olive oils, Balsamic vinegars and wine. Look at how serious they are.

From Sandi's Kitchen: Fresh Pasta (Corti Brothers), Chicken, Tomatoes, Cream and Cheese and topped with fresh White Truffles. Yum-O!!

From Sandi’s Kitchen: Fresh Pasta (Corti Brothers), Chicken, Tomatoes, Cream and Cheese and topped with fresh White Truffles. Yum-O!!

Five Hour Duck

Five Hour Duck

Dungeness Crab for the Tailgate Party on Sunday Afternoon.

Dungeness Crab for the Tailgate Party on Sunday Afternoon.

Il Panettoni sliced. A wonderful sweet bread.

Il Panettoni sliced. A wonderful sweet bread.

Trout with Peas

Trout with Peas

Cream Cheese with Lox on Bagel

Cream Cheese with Lox on Bagel

Breakfast Delight before the flight home.

Breakfast Delight before the flight home.

A wonderful Turkey Curry Soup that Lynn Swan made when we visited the Joseph Swan Vineyards in Forrestville. Awesome soup!!

A wonderful Turkey Curry Soup that Lynn Swan made when we visited the Joseph Swan Vineyards in Forrestville. Awesome soup!!

Ham and Cheese Sandwich at the Basque Cafe in Sonoma. I was expecting, as so was Robin, Basque food. Nope! More like Italian.

Ham and Cheese Sandwich at the Basque Cafe in Sonoma. I was expecting, as so was Robin, Basque food. Nope! More like Italian.

If you have never been to Chez Panisse, you really need to go! Just make your reservations at least a year in advance like at Burns Steakhouse in Tampa. You will not be disappointed!

If you have never been to Chez Panisse in Berkeley (510-548-5049), you really need to go! Just make your reservations at least a year in advance like at Burns Steakhouse in Tampa. You will not be disappointed! Here is what we had at Chez Panisse.

Acme Bread. Yup! Even in Berkeley, just like in Boise.

Acme Bread. Yup! Even in Berkeley, just like in Boise.

Right along side of Kermit Lynch wine shop.

Right along side of Kermit Lynch Wine Shop.

Garden Lettuces with Oil and Vinegar Salad

Garden Lettuces with Oil and Vinegar Salad

Butternut Squash Soup with Zinfandel, Sage and Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Soup with Zinfandel, Sage and Brown Butter

Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters

Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters

Tagliatella Pasta with Clams, Shrimp and Mussels with Fennel, Saffron and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Tagliatella Pasta with Clams, Shrimp and Mussels with Fennel, Saffron and Toasted Breadcrumbs

At Concannon Winery we had this Tapas Plate with Salmon, Shredded Duck on Bruchette, Basque Merguez Sausage, Pork and Rabbit.

At Concannon Winery we had this Tapas Plate with Salmon, Shredded Duck on Bruchette, Basque Merguez Sausage, Sliced Pork and Rabbit with Whole Grain Mustard.

We also had this Swordfish with Fingerling Potatoes

We also had this Swordfish with Fingerling Potatoes

And how about this Meatloaf on Creamy Polenta.

And how about this Meatloaf on Creamy Polenta.