We recently made a sojourn to Southern California in honor of family birthdays. Kent really should be a tour guide--he was brilliant at planning our "no rest for the weary" trip of four days. Disneyland, Getty Museum, the Huntington Library, and visits to old Ramsay family haunts: all were on our itinerary. You might be interested in the culinary events along the way, so here's a list of things we ate:
- Irish Coffees at the Auld Dubliner in Long Beach (prior to a harbor cruise--very good and STRONG!)
- Dinner at Duke's in Huntington Beach (very nice)
- Cotton candy, and Mickey-shaped beignets at Disneyland (not our regular dietary regimen, but one must do what one must do!)
- Dinner at Wine Country Trattoria in Disneyland (a little slow to get us seated, but once settled, the food was good!)
- Lunch at Philippe-the Original in downtown LA (I love this place--deli dining with sawdust on the floor--and great pie; following this we shopped at Olivera Street, wandered through Union Station where someday I want to have lunch, and took ourselves on a tour of downtown LA, including a visit to the Bradbury Building of Blade Runner fame.)
- Box dinner at the Hollywood Bowl (great food, but completely overwhelmingly packaged and hard to manage at your seat.)
- Walking tour of the food stalls at the Historic Farmer's Market; worth doing: www.meltingpottours.com
- Dinner at the Getty Museum restaurant--lovely white table cloth place--perfect for a Friday or Saturday date night, FYI.
- Tea at the Huntington Library Tea Room--in addition to touring the library, the art collection and the botanical gardens, this is a must-do!