NEPOTISM ALERT (otherwise known as WHEN THE CHEF BROTHER MAKES AN APPEARANCE IN THE BLOG)! Here's what I would like to eat for lunch, soon. Food from the Paragon at the Claremont Resort, where my only brother Josh Ladd has been Executive Chef for a few years. I am a sucker for the Paragon cheddar cheeseburger, served medium rare. With fries. Bacon optional (usually not, since I want to save room for dessert). The burger is juicy, honeys! I usually try to go for lunch or dinner mid week. Josh hopefully won't be too slammed then and can pop out to say hi and gossip.
Sitting on the deck in almost any weather is a treat. Of course if it's
raining, the views can be taken from inside. I can see Berkeley,
Oakland, the bay, and San Francisco. If I turn my head all the way to the right, and look up, I can admire the grand suite in the Claremont where Oscar and I spent our first two nights together as a married couple. Of course I realize we are lucky to be able to enjoy the cheeseburgers and other perks stemming from Josh's hard work.