25 November 2009
a lunch at Pier Market
Wandering along Pier 39 in San Francisco, there are many tempting spots to plop down for a bite. In my opinion: choose simple. Choose Seafood. Pier Market offers a light, unassuming dining room with a spot on view of the Sea Lions. We sipped on Sauvignon Blanc- an excellent choice for brisk air and approaching sun.
For sharing, we ordered the mussels in a red coconut curry broth with red peppers and onions. The sauce and fresh shellfish were an excellent marriage. I balanced with a Caesar, my company with a quintessentially San Francisco chowder in a sourdough bowl. I was quite pleased with the salad, which featured tangy Asiago shavings.
We punctuated our meal with espressos and discouraged the bus boy from chasing the rogue pigeon under our table--