I used to live in California and I didn’t really like it – although I was living in Riverside, which explains half of it. I, however, love to visit. (I guess there are those places better to visit, than to live full-time, right?) This trip I am back in Pasadena visiting my aunt and uncle. The weather is perfect – sunny and high 70s. The food has been the best. Check it out:
|Dinner at O2 in Pasadena. Yellowtail sashimi and (not pictured) – ootoro. I have never had sashimi like that before, it required no chewing, just melted in your mouth.|
|Lunch at Gladstones in Malibu. Beautiful ocean views and this fresh calamari and wedge salad, which wasn’t very wedge-like at all. Very yummy!|
|Dinner at Maison Akira – a French/Japanese fusion, just when you thought you’d seen everything. This creation was spring roasted veggies in filo with portobello ravioli in a beet coulis. |
|Our dessert art at Maison Akira. Front – flourless chocolate cake and in back, a berry/ice cream/caramel cage creation.|
I promise I have done more than eat my way through California. More on all that tomorrow, including the trip to the solar plant and the singing road!
|I love catching birds in flight. Thanks for checking in!|