Charli Savors: Tasting Menus

Jena C. Henry is a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant. Her goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. Jena enjoys reading new books and encouraging writers to be their best. Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron and practiced law and raised her family in tropical Ohio. Now retired, she writes novels, conducts writing workshops and enjoys good times with friends and family. Her fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, spotlights the love and laughter of family life and retirement.
Scenes from Farallon Restaurant

Scenes from Farallon Restaurant

Tasting Menus!

The best part about loving to eat is that I can create a memorable foodie experience from a bowl of cereal and milk or breakfast at a greasy spoon, to trying a new fast food place in search of the perfect french fry, to celebrating a birthday with a fine dining experience and then there are…TASTING MENUS!

Upscale restaurants are featuring these dining experiences more and more- a special menu of small, innovative dishes that are meant to showcase a chef’s skill. Sometimes there is a wine-pairing option available as well.

My husband and I recently enjoyed a wonderful tasting menu win in San Francisco with some delightful members of our family. You can read and savor Mack Marie’s summary of our evening, complete with a photo of the caviar that began our meal. We dined at Farallon and the tasting menu was ideal for us, because it was a new place all of us and the “tastes” provided a good overview and introduction to this lovely place. The dishes were brilliant and showcased their fresh seafood, and  the service and knowledge were impeccable, as all the staff were friendly and approachable. Plus, their bar area is named The Jellyfish Lounge. 

Since opening in 1997, Farallon has garnered national acclaim as a top dining establishment in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square.

The classic restaurant and bar captures the life aquatic with carefully crafted details and a menu that features fresh seafood and simple raw preparations, rounded out with local produce, meat and game.

Relaxing with family over a slow but properly paced series of perfect small plates gave us an evening of wonderful