Friday, April 30, 2010


I've been a complete slacker about posting since we have been home. For awhile we weren't eating anything too exciting, just getting caught up from the trip. We did get a fancy new grill, as you can see from all the grilled food.

Best grill ever, it came with an operator.

Deviled eggs
Turkey Burgers

New York strip, grilled sweet onion, grilled potatoes

New York strip and salad

Leftovers! Steak and onions and celery topped with a spicy sauce.

Halibut topped with fried herbed butter, polenta, broccoli with chipotle lime hollandaise

A couple of years ago Tom made fried butter in a test run, but he hadn't had a chance to try it since. He made herbed butter, with parsley and dill, then wrapped it in a wonton wrapper and froze it. Then it was deep fried. Its on top of grilled halibut.

Tiny packets of amazing.

San Diego Bar

Somebody at our hotel recommended we go here for some great beer and food. He was right, we went there twice during our trip and I would recommend it to anybody. Here is night 2...

Buttermilk fried chicken sausage topped with pickled watermelon rind. So amazing.

Mushroom marsala burger
Wild mushrooms/ Marsala and Herb Reduction/ Truffled Swiss/ Garlic Confit

Monday, April 12, 2010

San Diego

Tom and I are in San Diego and had a great dinner here The pictures will get downloaded when we get home, but I was afraid I would forget what we had! We decided to go with the chef's tasting menu. All ingredients are organic and local.

We started with cheddar cauliflower soup. There is no cheese in the soup, the type of cauliflower is cheddar cauliflower. We think it was made with heavy cream and mixed stock. Topped with sourdough croutons and beautiful chives.

The main course was a seafood dish. Black cod, squid, and shrimp in a broth and topped with fennel salad. The broth had a hint of lemon and balsamic vinegar. We don't know how they got the black cod cooked without breaking it! And the seafood was served with incredibly good gnocci.

And wine!!!

For dessert we had options, Tom got the dark chocolate gelatto while I got the strawberry gelatto. They were served in huge glasses and it was so good, but I couldn't finish it!

We decided to do the wine pairings with the tasting menu, and each wine really compliment the dish. JSix was fantastic and we would definitely go back and recommend it.