Recently, the Mr. and I took a little trip to California for some fun and relaxation. We encountered a lot of friendly folks, breathtaking scenery and yes, delicious food. This post could go on for miles, as we had many memorable meals and I even found a new favorite wine in the process. One of the standouts occurred on a day trip to La Jolla, where we discovered George's At The Cove. A sophisticated restaurant with the trademark California vibe, it did not disappoint and was a highlight of our trip.
We were fortunate enough to be seated on the balcony, which allowed for a stunning panoramic view of the Pacific. While staring out at the ocean and daydreaming about beach life, I ordered a floral California Viognier and perused the menu. George’s offers a selection guaranteed to please any appetite, from burgers to ahi tuna.
As we read the menu, we couldn’t help but inquire about the “George’s Famous Soup.” How famous was it? One word….Oprah. Like you’re gonna mess with her. So we ordered it. Out came a sizable bowl of thick soup, a unique blend of smoked chicken, broccoli and black beans. It tasted better than it looked, but all agreed it was worthy of fame. Yes Oprah…you told me so.
After the soup, I promptly decided on the fish tacos, a favorite food that is hard to come by in our area. I could eat them practically every day! The Mr. ordered a cod special (pictured) while our friends chose the Spaghetti with Clams and the Five Spiced Chicken Salad. While we waited for our entrees to arrive, there may have been a conversation about working indoors and the bitterness associated with it. I don’t remember.
Our food arrived and we dug in. The flavors of fish, jalapeno and lime accented with fresh crispy cabbage put me in fish taco euphoria. The Mr. and friends were clearly enjoying their dishes as well, all generous portions and wonderfully presented. Our waitress was very gracious, which enhanced an already perfect afternoon. After enjoying lunch at George’s, I could easily picture having a wonderful sunset dinner on the Terrace. I don’t think it gets much better than that.
George's At The Cove