Been busy lately still adjusting to my new job and looking forward to a daunting list of new skills to learn. But I did take a mini-vacay to the Bay this past weekend. A 45 minute drive out can make all the difference in the world with its rolling, lush green hills replacing the low-ceiling, monochromatic, bleak buildings abundant in the East Bay. We finally tried Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc which was an amazing rustic, soulful restaurant on Washington Street just down the street from his very own Bouchon Bakery and French Laundry. This dinner made the scenic trip much worth the drive. Now I'm back in OC with two pastries down, missing that fig teacake, but happily reunited with my cutie patootie kitty back home.