Millennium is one of San Francisco's premier vegetarian restaurants. I've heard people rave about it for years, but I had never been there myself until Tuesday night. And my two carnivorous companions were great sports about the vegan food (I'm not sure if Millennium is always completely vegan, but the menu was vegan on Tuesday night).
sitting between two of my favorite men!
We ordered lentil cakes and pickled vegetables as starters, and they bought us out complimentary brussel sprouts, which were my favorite thing of the night. They were halved, grilled (I think?) and teriyaki-flavored, and oh my goodness, I'm quite certain I've never had better brussel sprouts in my life:
this picture alone makes me want to go back right now
Dad ordered a little gem salad, Matt had a three onion soup and a warm winter chaat salad (which was delicious and inventive), and I had the fried artichoke over cashew risotto with kale and sweet lentils.
the chaat: avocado on bottom, chickpeas, grapefruit on top!
The best part of my entree was the kale. The fried artichoke was creative and pretty good (with salt), and I found the risotto to be quite bland, but I loved the kale. Big surprise there, haha. ;)
Daddy & me via instagram
After we dropped Dad back off at his hotel, Matt and I went a couple doors down to Top of the Mark, the famous bar atop the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel, from which you can see a spectacular view of the entire city. It's breathtaking! I don't know whether it was a blessing or a curse that I left my camera in the car . . . I didn't get any pictures, but it forced me to just enjoy a drink with Matt in a beautiful setting and not think about documentation.
The above view doesn't even really do it justice, because from Top of the Mark, the view is panoramic, and you just can't get that on camera. Plus, it was really dark when we were there, and everything was twinkling. I could see all the way from one side of San Francisco to the other, which was a perfect compliment to my Rutherford Hill Merlot (Matt had whiskey).
Nothing like a little spontaneous romance. :) Happy Thursday!
p.s. It was so weird seeing the Bachelor take his ladies all around our city last week. I'd been everywhere they went, except for that random piano shop. Surreal.