Friday, 5 April 2013
E = Eating Out
We generally try and eat out about once a week, although we have found it to be quite expensive in California...maybe we are going to the wrong places?
I am a very fussy eater, there are lots of things I won’t eat, I like simple food (Italian is my fave) and I like to know what I’m getting, so it’s hard sometimes to find a place with food on the menu I will eat. My husband on the other hand will eat almost anything (I think men generally do, although my father in law is fussier than me!).
I got married on August 29th 2012, so I suggested that we always eat out at least on the 29th of each month, sort of as a mini anniversary. Some of my friends think this is quite sad...I don’t care, it means we always eat out once a month. It has worked well so far, that is until we got to February when there are only 28 days in the month...my plan was ruined because of February! We had to eat out on the 28th instead.
Since we have been in California, we have eaten at several restaurants either recommended by my husband’s work colleagues or from taking advice off Trip Advisor.
29th January we chose Canelettos at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. It has a lovely decor, atmosphere and really good food (although for what it cost, I would expect good food!).
28th February, we ate at Orange Hill restaurant in Orange (see photos). The drive up to the restaurant is lovely and the entrance is very pretty. There are great views from the bar area and restaurant. We went for the sunset and you get magnificent views of Orange County. At 9.30pm, you can see the fireworks at Disneyland in Anaheim. The food is very good, it’s a special occasion kind of place.
29th March, we ate at Coliseum Pool & Grill, Pelican Hills resort, Newport Coast. This restaurant is in a beautiful resort (I quite fancy staying here) and has a lovely setting looking out over the pool, golf course and sea. Food was pretty good too and quite reasonable (for California!).
We have also eaten out at the Cliff Restaurant at Laguna Beach (see photos) when my mum visited and we watched the sunset and saw dolphins and seals swimming past in the sea.
Here is my attempt at sunset artwork...its very abstract but I think it works ok...actually I quite like it!
Here are some photos of some amazing restaurants around the world.
So....Where’s your favourite place to eat out?
If you live in the CA area, can you recommend anywhere for me to try?