Friday, November 20, 2009

The Spinnaker

While Adam's parents were visiting, we decided to take a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge and spend the morning in Sausalito. We didn't really have a plan as we pulled into town, but we knew we were hungry. We found ourselves drawn to the Spinnaker because of its location. Sitting out over the water, the restaurant has floor to ceiling windows with views across the water of San Francisco in one direction and Belvedere in the other. It was a beautiful morning on the Sunday we visited, and sailboats filled the bay. Once inside, we knew we had made the right decision. With pastel-colored everything and little old ladies dressed up for brunch, it was a flashback to an old-fashioned supper club.

Luckily, the food didn't taste like it had been around since the restaurant was decorated. The large menu had plenty of variety, from pasta and steak to sandwiches and traditional brunch fare, so everyone could have exactly what they wanted. I had the Crab, Shrimp and Avocado Clubhouse Sandwich, and it was delicious! The shrimp and crab were incredibly fresh, the avocado was perfectly ripened and everything on the sandwich was well proportioned. The thin fries that accompanied the sandwich were just the right amount of "crispy," and the ranch dressing I ordered to dip them in was creamy and homemade - my favorite. Plus Adam and his parents got to watch the Vikings beat the 49ers while we sat at the Spinnaker bar! All in all, I'd say it was a pretty perfect brunch!

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