143.0…A Big Anniversary
10 years ago today I married the love of my life.
We celebrated with another couple last night at a new restaurant in Del Mar: Sea & Smoke. We sat outside in their beautiful back patio and enjoyed several appetizers.
Cast Iron Prawns (avocado, ancho aioli, coriander, black bean puree):
Oven Baked Pacific Mussels (garlic, cumin rouille, cilantro, Fresno chilies, grilled bread):
Cauliflower Cheese Dip (Dijon mustard, goat cheese, crusty house bread):
They were all excellent but the Cauliflower Cheese Dip was the winner for me. I could have made a meal out of just that.
We also shared the Local Bibb Salad (shaved fennel, pickled cherry, crispy chickpeas, olive, white balsamic vinaigrette):
Very light and refreshing!
For my main course, I ordered the Niman Ranch Braised Lamb Shoulder (spicy herb puree):
This was a bit too fatty for me. :( The sides were good though…
Spiced Kennebec French Fries:
My husband also ordered the Sweet Corn Skillet Bread which may possibly be the best corn bread I’ve ever had.
For dessert my husband and I shared the “Chocolate” (pliable chocolate ganache, flourless chocolate cake, milk chocolate powder, Trader Vic’s Kona gelee, chocolate sauce):
This was a bit strange. I wasn’t a fan. Overall I enjoyed Sea & Smoke. I loved the appetizers but would order a different entree next time.
This morning’s breakfast was an old favorite: Lucky Charms cereal and milk. We are really running out of food. I wasn’t upset about it. ;)
I went to Cardio Muscle class, ran some errands, then stopped for my last lunch at Wahoo’s for awhile.
I packed some more, then got ready to meet my husband at the Del Mar Racetrack for an event for his work. Since we have to leave bright and early tomorrow morning, our official anniversary celebration will have to wait.
This is my final post until we get home. Bon voyage!!