Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Georges At the Cove - La Jolla Village, San Diego

The final place on my list of "Things To Do" was Georges at the Cove...

Imagine my dismay when I heard that the open-air Ocean Terrace at George's at the Cove, would be closed from November 26 through December 22, 2007 for major renovations.

:(:( Major disappointment!!! boo-hoo !

However… believe it or not….

They finished their renovations EARLY!

Luck be a lady .. (me:P)

We made reservations for lunch on the same day I was schedule to fly out of LA (midnight flight) … talk about nick of time :)

The final destination... Georges at the Cove !!

the view from the terrace is like.. beyond... !

Just look at it... I could eat here for ever...

The first thing you will notice is the spectacular ocean view. There are 3 distinct dining areas/feels at Georges at the Cove in La Jolla Village. The cuizine is known as California modern. This contemporary restaurant and bar, offers a sophisticated but relaxed environment featuring the chef, Trey Foshee's inventive California cuisine menu that changes daily.

Plenty of sunlight and ocean breeze to lull you into a comatic pre-entree mood...

and this is like BEFORE you even see the menu...

With a panoramic view of La Jolla Cove, George's Bar has balcony seating as well as indoor seating, so whether you choose to dine for lunch or dinner, or just hang out and enjoy a signature cocktail at sunset, you'll find that conversation flows easy in this little piece of paradise.

We started with the elegant lady... which was infused strawberry vodka, triple sec, chambord liqueur, lemonade and a float of champagne...

I love champagne... especially served like this ! tres chic!

Followed by Georges famous signature soup.. smoked chicken broccoli and black beans..

the soup was tres magnifique.... but a tad salty for me...

other than that, it was faultless.

The menu has a modern and uncomplicated feel where every element on the plate counts.. The range of dishes is rather international, reflecting the melting pot that is California A.D. 2007.

I had the shrimp which was grilled to perfection.. it tasted of sea-salt and all the natural smells of the ocean... every mouthful felt like a vacation on the beach... !

Georges at the Cove does not stinge on herbs and natural flavourings either, to add color and a vibrant taste to their food ...

Also, the duck penne served with a dollop of sour cream was delicious.
It tasted a little gamey for me, but I was assured that duck taste like that in the states....

so.. ok! pretty strong tasting .. but in a good way :)

By the time we were ready to leave, the place was just filling up. You can see how packed it gets during lunch time... A lot of executives and yuppies like to catch a quick lunch at this place, because the ambiance is fantastic, the food phenomenal and the service is quick...

What more can one ask for?

With that... i end my 2 week long excursion to the great US of A.

I had a phenomenal time... and I will be back, for sure... in the near future...

(although I would really like to see New York next... hmmmm... time and bank account permitting ;P)


Food : 8/10 (very very good)
Price : high end
Service : Exceptional (every single waiter could tell you what was on the menu and what it would taste like, and what cocktail goes with what... )
Ambiance : 10/10 !!!

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