Taking off in the afternoon, we headed to Palo Alto. It took us about two hours and forty-five minutes: 50 to 80 to 680 to 237 to 101.
We are spending two nights at the Palo Alto Sheraton. Holly and Van's daughter is getting married on Saturday night. Given that we have to get the shuttle to the wedding at 2:30 pm on Saturday, we decided that we would go over Friday night.
After getting settled in the room, we walked into downtown Palo Alto. I was surprised at the number of streets that were blocked with the restaurants overflowing into the street.
Sharon had made dinner reservations at Ettan. This is described as a Cal-Indian restaurant. We got there early and had a drink at the bar. Once we got seated, we started with Sesame Leaf [Chaat Flavors on Sesame Leaves with Mango, Sesame Brittle, Chickpea Crumble and Cilantro], Ettan Salad [Mixed Greens, Avocado, Grapes and Pumpkin Seeds with Signature fermented Curry Leaf Chutney] and Red Chili Octopus [Spiced Yogurt, Fermented Chili And Stone Fruit]. For the entree, we split Spice-Roasted Chilean Seabass Collar [Asparagus Poriyal, Basil with Coconut Curry and Coconut Rice]. The food was very good.
We wandered back to the room and crashed about 10:45 pm.