Each year, the Saturday following Thanksgiving, we gather with a group of our long-time friends for an overnight stay in the great city of San Francisco. We walk, shop, eat, nap, eat again, and drink lots of really good wine and most importantly have loads of fun. This year, our leader has made a dinner reservation at One Market Restaurant at the corner of Market Street and Embarcadero and booked a room for each couple directly across the street at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. This means a five-minute stroll to and from dinner, and no cab fare, no designated drivers.
We have reserved a table for the five couples at One Market and each of us, as is our custom, brings in a bottle of one of our treasured wines. Corkage fee at One Market is $20 but if you purchase a bottle of wine, the corkage fee is waived. With that in mind, we start off the dinner’s festivities by ordering two bottles of 2007 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a little pricey at $65, but no worries for us, we are here to have fun and forget about our tanking retirement funds.