The Chef: Aurelia
The Menu: An absolutely amazing Vietnamese cold-noodle salad with grated carrot, chopped romaine, fresh basil, cilantro, jalapeño, and a refreshing soy-sauce and fresh lime juice dressing. Dotted with Spicy Veggie Tempeh and garnished with tart lemon wedges, this meal was the perfect cool treat for our unusually hot day.
The Goods: It's 87 degrees in San Francisco today, and we are freaking out, as is totally appropriate. The mercury almost never climbs this high here, and to celebrate the heat we took a super-hot brisk walk on the beach. With Aurelia's spot-on Southeast-Asian meal and the cooling sea breeze, we were able to mentally transport ourselves to Vietnam's sandy shores.