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Quick trip this past weekend.


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Quick trip this past weekend.

palmdoc1 | Aug 6, 2013 08:24 PM

Napa Rose (DL) and by chance was seated at one of the chef's tables. We had several dishes. Food was good, not great, and generally underseasoned. Fun night though, service was as expected from Disney. We would definitely go back when trapped in Anaheim. Good view of busy kitchen was interesting as well.

Brunch at Baco Mercat. Chose because was sort of on the way from Anaheim to KL Wine, but happy we did. A beautiful in every way salad with peas, grapefruit and pears to start. Belgian waffle, torn bacon, and classic baco followed. We liked this place a lot. A note, they don't serve OJ. I get it, you're a hip restaurant (they have shrub though) but I like few things as much as a fresh-squeezed screwdriver.

Dinner Shunji. Discussed elsewhere. We'd return.

Farmshop brunch. Neat store, ordered potatoes, best french toast I've had recently. Less successful with its version of the omelet. Anyone know if this is cooked in a water bath? Would return.

Dinner Son of a Gun. I have wanted to go here since it opened but it never made the final cut in previous trips. Even with that added expectation, we both thought this was the best meal of the trip (top to bottom). We sat at the communal table, with perfect service I must add. Great flavors, outstanding product. Based on what I have read, this opinion seems above the consensus. I know its possible that everything was firing that night (guessing coinflip 6x correctly). Regardless, I wish these guys would come out here.

Lunch Milo Olive. Again, picked more based on convenience en route west. Glad we decided to eat there. Simple panzanella salad was delicious, pizza was pretty good too.

Mori. Saw east traffic was bad so we snuck into Mori for a quickish bite before the drive. One of our fav sakes there so we felt compelled. Great as ever. Maru-san is the man.

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