Contigo RestaurantPhoto of Blogging Friends Enjoying Contigo Dinner
by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener

When I went to BlogHerFood in September 2009, I had a highly memorable dinner at Contigo, a restaurant that’s the fulfillment of a dream by food blogger Brett Emerson and his partner Elan Drucker, so when I recently spent a weekend in San Francisco again, a return visit to Contigo was a must. Sampling the unique Spanish and Catalan dishes that have turned Contigo into a destination restaurant was definitely a highlight of the trip. Our group was split into two tables, but above from left you can see long-time friends Sam, CookieCrumb (hidden) and Cranky, Amy, Sean, Jennifer, Elise, and myself at the first table. At the other table was Faith, Genie, my long-time traveling buddies Mary and Jacque, Jacque’s husband Grant, and my step-sister Karyn.

When I’m traveling I’m a lot more interested in socializing than I am into taking photos in restaurants, but Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener generously agreed to let me use some of her photos of the dinner so you can see just a few of the wonderful dishes we sampled.

Photo of Little Gem Salad with Roasted Beets, garlic chips, mint and
aged sherry vinagreta by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener

Photo of Escarole Salad With apples, Valdeón blue cheese,
hazelnuts and PX sherry vinagreta
by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener

Photo of Chickpeas with House Made Blood Sausage, Pine Nuts,
and Raisins by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener

Photo of Anchoas del Cantábrico (Anchovies in Olive Oil)
by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener

Photo of Sardine Toasts by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener

Photo of Contigo Walnut Cake
by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener

Thanks again to Genie for letting me share just a tiny taste of our dinner with her wonderful photos. Kudos to Brett and Elan, because I think their fabulous restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat in the world. If you visit San Francisco, I heartily recommend a visit to Contigo.

Contigo
1320 Castro Street (at 24th)
San Francisco, California 94114
415-285-0250
Serving dinner Tuesday – Sunday.
Reservations accepted for parties of any size.

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