A friend of mine from Phoenix recently confessed that she had never been to nor seen the Golden Gate Bridge while we were discussing plans for her first day in the City. Well, that gave me a great idea. I had taken Nando's parents to Paradise Bay in Sausalito and since we were going to be crossing the bridge anyway, I figured I'd try it again with my friend.
Crossing the bridge, my friend literally lost her mind, she was so excited and it brought me such joy that I could share this San Francisco tourist rite of passage with her. I cross it frequently, and though I always enjoy the view, I long ago lost the pure joy of the cross. This is why you should always be the tour guide for your friends, no matter where you live.
In any case, after taking enough pictures of her to last her a lifetime, we headed on up to the beautiful Sausalito and I found myself hoping that I could remember the name of the place or how to get there since the time I was there before was a fluke. Lo and behold, there was the Marina and then, I saw the restaurant. Woohoo!
We settled down at a wonderful table overlooking the water since it was super hot that day. As I sipped my Peach Bellini, I commented that I felt like I was in Europe. The patio's floor covering are black and white tiles, there are hanging lights and, of course, the beautiful Marina with boats sunning themselves on a beautiful lazy afternoon. We ordered a bunch of small plates to share*, ending up fully satisfied and stuffed so much that we joked that we were preggers with the chef's food baby.
*Disclaimer: Due to some technical difficulties, I was unable to upload the pictures I took of this meal. I still wanted to give you an idea, so I added pictures I found online from the restaurant. As soon as I fix the issue, I will repost my pictures, so that you can get the best idea possible.