"Hold the onions."
"Can you put the Bernaise on the side?"
"Can I add pork instead of chicken?"
Servers field special requests daily. Most diners don't feel totally comfortable asking. How do you know when you're crossing the line? And how do chefs really feel about making all these exceptions? There's only one way to find out. Ask them.
When is it OK to make special requests? When is it asking too much?
Staycations across the bridge–especially when the city is sporting a flat gray sky–are necessary to maintain your summer dreams of heat, sun, and walks on the beach. Enter Cavallo Point in Sausalito, who are playing up their beyond-gorgeous views of San Francisco's skyline by offering new in-room bartending services to really get the mood right.
1. Stock your holiday pantry with a visit to Cheese Plus—they’ve got panettone, Stilton, mince pies and Nordic glögg aplenty, perfect for whatever wintry celebration you have planned. For more information, visit cheeseplus.com
2. On December 24 Incanto will be hosting the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes, a four-course all-seafood menu that is the traditional Italian meal served the night before Christmas. The price is $55, exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverage, call 415-641-4500 to book your spot. For more information, visit incanto.biz