just got back from my first taste of santa monica at the s.m pier.....actually kind of waddle home.. had a great time..I had no intention of going untill a friend at my sunday service offered me a vip wrist band good for entrance and unlimited tasting..of course i jumped at it ..football can wait..beautiful day on the beach
as in any of these events or buffets..you have to pace yourself and the first tastes are always the best...my faves : beachcomber cafe - crab cakes, ahi tuna tacos
chart house - coconut shrimp, ahi nachos
i cugini - chilled mussels
ocean ave. seafood - bass scallop ceviche
wokcano - chopped spicy tuna
enterprise fish co. - old school shrimp cocktail
swingers - cupcakes
caffe bellagio - hazelnut gelato
my misses bubba gump - fried shrimp & hush puppies
el cholo - green corn tamale
add some wine and several other tastes and gluttony be thy name..
met two top chefs..c.j , who is at the yard and stefan , last season runnerup..who now has stefan's at l.a . farm.. both were nice...
today marks the first and only time(i hope) that I turned a hot fudge brownie sundae from ruby's
fun time ...will be walkng to san diego to get calories off....