red snapper @ Harborside Restaurant and Ballroom :: floats at Ruby's :: macarons at 'lette ::
fish tacos at Back Bay Tavern :: chingomingos at Avila's Mexican Restaurant
I had never had red snapper before and while it doesn't look that appetizing in my picture, it tasted wonderful. The Harborside Restaurant was inside the historical pavilion. The floats were a sweet treat because they were at the Ruby's at the end of the Balboa Pier. We ate those macarons just because neither of us had ever had one from a shop, only the ones I made from scratch a few weeks ago. We voted that our homemade ones were much much better! Those tasted like paste!
The two yummiest bits of the trip were at Back Bay Tavern and our Mexican. The tavern is a restaurant in the back corner of the Whole Foods at Fashion Island. It was excellent AND there was no wait on a Saturday night. Those fish tacos were more than I could eat and cost me $7 - in California - with a Maserati outside the window and a Bloomingdales next door. We ate at Avila's straight off the plane when we got there because our friend from Ca. said we just had to get some "real" Mexican. It was delicious!
We also ate at the Cheesecake Factory, where the lighting was so impossibly dim that we could only see each other because we were beside a window and the parking lot was illuminated!
While it feels wonderful to be back at home, I'm limping along today, trying to remember how to cook and clean and NOT be on vacation!
Linking up with Heather @ Beauty That Moves.