Sunday, February 11, 2007

Best Restaurants - San Diego ( Earlier was - View of downtown San Diego at night)



When I started off this post, I wanted to write about this wonderful restaurant Sunit and I went to over the weekend - Bertrand at Mister A's. And the even better view the place afforded of downtown San Diego at night. But as I looked at the post closer, it looked more like a best restaurant guide for San Diego. So I went ahead and changed the title.

Remember, I am a vegetarian so most of the recommendations are based on the vegetarian fare these places afford. Plus I have a sweet tooth - so sumptuous desserts are a must for any place that I must like.

Bertrand at Mr A's - We went to celebrate a special occasion. A pretty formal place where most people (including those waiting upon you) are dressed in suits. We started off with a Cream of Artichoke soup which quite frankly was the best part of the meal for me. They have an extensive wine list which was difficult to sift through. But their veggie tempuras were pretty much like the pakoras in India. And the white and dark chocolate mousse bars were good to taste and great to look at with all the chocolate curls topping the bars.

For the best desserts in San Diego, its definitely "Extraordinary Desserts" by Karen Krasne. Generally crowded so expect to stand in a line. And if you are lucky and torta-misu is on the menu, don't miss it.

For fusion cuisine, I like Kemo Sabe - their crusted brie appetizer is something to die for. And their creme brulee is great (both to eat and look at)

Then there is Parallel 33 - it serves fusion cuisine from countries located on the 33rd parallel. The food is good, especially their lentil soup. And for dessert, their Meqdool date madeleines served with rose ice-cream should definitely not be missed.

And among the italian fares, there is La Dolce Vita in La Jolla downtown. It has a very nice ambience, you can sit outside on their patio by the fountain and sometimes you will have live italian songs being sung.

Ok, so you get it - I could carry on and on and this list would not end. I live to eat. But this recent trip to Bertrand, their food and the downtown view from there did make me think that San Diego has a lot, a good lot infact, to offer in terms of eating choices.

1 comment:

Mridula said...

Pooja, we have another thing in common, swet tooth, I too have a big one.