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Campton Place Restaurant **

Campton Place Restaurant **

Today we started early with some Cal-Indian for lunch at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant.

Campton Place Restaurant 

Chef Srijith Gopinathan

In 2011 Campton got it's first star. During the next 5 years they worked to earn the second star. 2016 was the lucky year.

Reservations are strongly suggested for all meals (breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner) in the restaurant.

www.tajcamptonplace.com/dining

Choosing the number of courses isn't hard. Who can leave without having a dessert? Well, not us.

For Her:

Curried Shrimp Naan | Cherry Tomatoes, Black Rice and Onions
String Hoppers | Prawns, Seasonal Vegetables and Cashew Nut Broth
Chocolate & Figs | Black Mission Figs, Sourdough Ice Cream and Cocoa Nib

3 courses for her

3 courses for her

For Him:

Ahi Tuna Naan | Avocado, Radish and Chili-Lime Essence
Pacific King Salmon | Edamame, Grapefruit and Citrus Essence
Corn | Toasted Corn Mousse, Pickled Blueberries and Brown Butter

3 courses for him

3 courses for him

We have been in a few Indian places, and not loved them so much. So, when I got to know that Campton is Indian, I wasn't very excited rather nervous. How so, that I didn't know where are we going? It is the Mister who makes mainly these decisions. Usually I can trust him.

And we loved it.

The hole lunch was just a surprise after another. Starting with the elegant interior full of fresh flowers. Flavors are combined with care and love. Sensible use of spices where you can feel the origin of India and the freshness of California accompanied exceptional service to bring all together. The portions were in a good size for us - you are not packed totally full, you are able to go for a nice walk and enjoy the streets.

Little fire to lit your inner passion.

And what did we do afterwards... We went for a walk. To be more precise, we took about 7 hour walk in the Embarcadero area. Atleast that long my Polar M400 was able to track. 7 hours makes about 19 km, almost 26 000 steps. Are we a bit grazy? Probably. Actually you need just good shoes and even better company.

Have you seen the Hearts in SF? Perhaps even been searching them across the city... It's a remarkable project.

In 2004 were installed the first 131 heart sculptures that were created by local Bay Area artists. For three months these hearts were displayed all over the city for the public and then auctioned to raise money for the SF General Hospital Foundation.

Year by year they have continued with it.

All sculptures are privately owned. Many of the Hearts are in easily discovered locations, others are at the homes of private individuals. Therefore there's no official map of the artworks.

For a beautiful gallery of hearts through years you can check here.

SF Hearts

SF Hearts

When you walk along the street, you don’t see behind you. But when you see several colorful paperbags you may start spinning around – where are they coming from? Today the answer was Macy’s.

macystrolls

Who is the most Beaytiful?

The one in front of a mirror…

mirroronthewall
sftram
fleetweekcoming
sfamorarrow
Saison ***

Saison ***

Benu ***

Benu ***