Friday, January 16, 2015

Draft Republic Restaurant - San Diego, CA

It's a commercial restaurant; but I feel like it's a hidden gem.
From the name, I thought it was a just a brewery with bar food.
But we came here on someone else's suggestion, and I must say, I was really content with my lunch.
Appetizers were packed with flavor and there were no leftovers.
Burgers are surprisingly juicy and delicious! Definitely a must try in San Diego, CA!

Our Appetizer: Sausage Platter!

Draft Republic Cheeseburger (I added bacon of course)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fancy Lunch in La Jolla, CA at A.R. Valentien in the Torrey Pines Golf Course

Just because you dine in a fancy place with a spectacular view doesn't mean you have to burn your pockets. For average entree prices between $15-$22 and appetizers ranging from $11-$18; you get quality for fair quantity at A.R. Valentien in La Jolla, CA. If you dine on the outdoor patio, you have access to an amazing view of the golf course and right behind it; the coastline. An awesome view while eating, and an even more awesome view while golfing. This place is great for a casual business lunch, or even a lunch date with your significant other. Either way, the food is delicious! 

Lunch Menu
Table set for 14 right on the outdoor patio deck.
Our view from the table.

Our appetizer plate of duck pate, liver pate, and beef pate. Came with slices of toast. So good!

Our Crab Louie appetizer - freshest ingredients you can taste in the quality of the food; everything blends together well here. It's a classy party in your mouth.
One of my co-workers got the duck entree. Medium-rare with a sweet potato mash. He loved it.
 Another one of my co-workers ordered the trout without knowing it would be smoked. But he still enjoyed the taste! I got to try some of it and it was tasty!
I ordered the chicken. The soup base it lay in was a little bitter (from the leafy green? maybe Kale?) but I liked it. Skin was crispy on top and that made the dish even more enjoyable!
After lunch we did a little walk around the greens to check out the views. Pretty neat golf course. I hear the US Open is held here and all the players stay at the hotel!