Sunday, 26 January 2014

La Jolla, The food

The food in America is just something else. 


I would highly recommend breakfast at Cody's in La Jolla. It's my idea of the perfect place. Looking over Ocean Blvd and the sea this quirky restaurant has a superb breakfast & lunch menu with a quaint theme throughout.

The menu:




This was hands down the best breakfast i've ever had.  

Crab cake benedict - Jumbo lump crab cakes, sliced avocado, poached eggs on a toasted english muffin topped with hollandaise dressing. With gridded potatoes and grits. (Not a fan of grits!)



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I was really impressed with Whisknladle. It's another quirky restaurant in La Jolla with a dark interior (which made it difficult to take pictures). Everything on the menu is organic and local sourced if possible and the menu changes daily.


The menu (Click to open a bigger image)


The brussel sprout salad was perfection. I'm not a huge fan of sprouts but I eat one or two with a roast dinner. The salad was made from warm brussel sprout leaves with sugar snap peas, meyer lemon, pecans, butternut squash & goats cheese. All the ingredients mixed together so well to form a party in my mouth.

For my main I had the pumpkin tortlli with regianno cheese, hazelnuts and sage brown sugar. The dish was delightful and the brown sugar adds a sweet tinge to the pumpkin taste.





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The spot is located on Prospect Street and was the liveliest restaurant due to the game being on.

If you ever visit this restaurant you HAVE to have the cheesey garlic parmasan fries. OH MY. I think we stank of garlic for a week following on from eating these but it's worth every bite.


Gaaaahhhh I want these again!!!


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We visited Universal Studios and visited one of the restaurants in Citywalk called KARL.
Once again, the food was beaut.

THIS DISH: 
Black Garlic Fondu


A warm melting wedge of Cambozola cheese, black 
garlic cloves, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, Red 
Trolley Ale cream sauce, and grilled bread - dribbleeeee!


BUFFALO SOLD-JAH mac and cheese, buffalo chicken, scallions & gorgonzola 




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The cheesecake factory is famous for their immense portion sizes and of course their cheesecakes. Unfortunately i've never made it to dessert as the portions are so insane.

Spicy chicken chipotle pasta & fried zucchini nom nom nom nom






Until writing this blog post I didn't think I ate that much out there...NO WONDER I NOW WADDLE.

January detox has failed massively. I'm going to start again in February.