Palomar, San Francisco is Excellence in Action

January 12, 2012

The Palomar in San Fran is in top form. I was informed on my check in that this is my 8th stay in the hotel. Cool. And that I get one of my favorite room types (this time room 714). Double cool. The front desk people are outstanding as always. Triple cool.

As always, I am running around between meetings. Rachel Jang snuck in and left me a note and a bottle of wine when I slipped over to annabelle’s for a drink (about more which soon). The wine is one of my favorites Montepulciano D’Abruzzo…from the West Virginia of Italy!

Fruit, note, wine, goldfish. Nice. They say you must sing to the goldfish.

I like the bathroom design in this room class. Still have never gotten into one of those gigantic tubs yet though! What a waste of a good tub.

Across the room into the bathroom pod. No plastic.

More about annabelle’s. Bartender Heather R. Davis concocted a very nice “Kentucky Sage” for me. Beautiful drink. San Fran mixology…ah.

Kentucky Sage
1.5 Bourbon (they use Bulliet)
.75 lemon juice
.75 sage syrup (see below)
1 egg white
4 dashes Reagan’s #6 orange bitters
shake and serve up with a “smacked” sage leaf floating on the whites

sage syrup
1 part honey
1 part water
torn sage leaves
honeybush tea (NUMI)
boil until the sage infuses

For dinner this time it was firefly. Superb food on the vegetarian side of things. Super yummy polenta and a custard made of celery heart. The poor celery was harvested for our sustenance.

Mixology courtesy of smuggler’s cove. A very good set of drinks heavy on the rum. Zacapa 23, some Mount Gay Extra Old, a forgettable concoction, and then the coup de grace:
Okolehao rum from Hawaii distilled in 1917 and bottled in 1939. Pretty good stuff for an old lady. A delightful evening with e.

Bottle not re-used since 1939.

The Palomar retains top marks of fire showerheads. Great start to 2012. Thanks Kimpton!

3 Responses to “Palomar, San Francisco is Excellence in Action”

  1. Amy Says:

    Geeez – I thought you were going to be writing about the observatory – or were you?

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