Ailsa at wheresmyback posted her Travel theme for this week: Food.
This one makes me wish I were at home where I have some other great photos – but since I’m not, I will make do with files I have with me! I have some fun food photos from our trip to California and China a few years back.
On our way to the Beijing Olympics, we decided to stop and visit some of our old haunts in California. As we headed north out of Santa Barbara, we stopped at Pea Soup Andersen’s – for a crock of their legendary pea soup!
On our last day in California, we went to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco for lunch, and had a wonderful fresh Crab Louis with warm sourdough bread at Fisherman’s Grotto – which we chose, because it was the first SF restaurant we ate at together in the 1970’s!
Because neither of us speaks Chinese, we opted to book with a tour company for our reservations in China. We used Cartan Tours, who had been involved with a number of Olympic tours. They had a hotel hospitality suite with assistance for various arrangements, and on our first night there, as part of our reservations, they took a group of us out for Peking Duck at a local restaurant!
Our server carved our individual servings in a lovely presentation. Our hosts had selected a wonderful number of side dishes for us as well.
A couple of days later, we took their tour to the Great Wall at Badaling and a few other sites. That day, they took us to another restaurant that served food appealing to Western travelers:
However, on days when we toured Beijing on our own, we saw more of the local color in foods available in the markets for the locals….
We weren’t so brave there!! To see what yummy selections other bloggers have posted, click here.