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A food and restaurant review through the eyes of a 13 year old and his family.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Winter 2011 Update...Almost Spring! My Adventures Outside of Sonoma County/Bay Area.

LOCAL NEWS UPDATE:

P30 Restaurant CLOSED!!!! Oh My GOSH....and I didn't even get to go to their last night. It was a sudden closure...very sudden. Chef Patrick and his family decided to close the restaurant so that they could have more family time. I miss that place SO MUCH. I even made my mom drive past it so that I could really see that they had closed. But, even though I am sad about this, I want to wish them good luck and hope that they come back some how, some way that works for everyone. Good luck Patrick and family!

Blue Label Restaurant will be doing breakfast starting on March 28, 2011! I'm so excited to try out their bacon cinnamon rolls...that's right - "bacon" cinnamon rolls AND they are also going to be making fresh doughnuts. The cinnamon rolls that they made when they were at Humble Pie rocked!

MY ADVENTURES:

In February, I got to go to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro/Am with my family and we went to a restaurant called The Forge in the Forest Restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This restaurant had outdoor seating and that's where we sat. We sat next to a HUGE fire pit. I had a hamburger which was very good, done very well. AND we had the most amazing housemade steamed shrimp dumplings with a ginger soy dipping sauce. Our waiter, Grant, was a really nice guy. My sister Rylee...of course...had a grilled cheese sandwich. If you happen to be in Carmel with your family, try The Forge in the Forest Restaurant. You can look them up at www.forgeintheforest.com.

The last part of February, my family and I went on a cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. I made a few new friends on this cruise. One of them is also named Logan and is 10 just like me! Anyway, we started in Galveston, Texas where we tried out Capital Q Texan BBQ. I had chicken fried steak with sausage gravy, my dad had ribs, my little sister had macaroni and cheese and my mom had BBQ chicken with collard greens and Texas caviar. The food was VERY GOOD and I would recommend it if you are ver in Galveston. You can look them up at www.capitalqbbq.com.

Our ports of call on our cruise were Roatan/Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. As for food on the ship...it was GREAT! The first night I had sea bass and it was really good and for desert I had chocolate mousse. On the 2nd day, there was a cooking demonstration that I could not have missed with our Cruise Director Casey and the Head Chef Lorenzo who tells people he's from San Antonio, but really he is from England. They were making Black Forest Cake. When I walked in, I saw 3 bottles of Kiersch (which is a cherry liquor) and I thought, "WHAT, they're really going to put all that alcohol in that cake!" They had a competition to see who could make the best looking cake. They selected a volunteer from the crowd, who I think did the BEST job - no offense to Cruise Director Casey and Chef Lorenzo if you are reading this. The Cruise Director put about 1/2 a bottle of Kiersch in his cake! The way you make a black forest cake is you start with a chocolate cake, slice it into 3 layers. Then you frost each layer with a sweet cream frosting. Then you add a few splashes of Kiersch and layer black cherries on each layer and then add each layer and frost the entire cake with more cream. The chef made these really cool wings out of chocolate for decoration and placed chocolate shavings all around the edge of the cake. The rest of the cruise,I had a ton of really great meals to include shrimp cocktail, escargot and fish...we had a really great family at our table. A father named Craig and his 2 daughters. I talked with Craig alot because he has military experience and I love to talk about the military. I am very thankful for all that he has done for our country.

Of all the ports, my favorite port was Cozumel, Mexico. We went to a private island with a Mexican buffet and a free soda bar! I had the BEST guacamole I've ever had and some really good pico de gallo. The buffet also had bbq chicken, fresh fruit and homemade rice. This private little island was so much fun! They had water trampolines, kayaks, snorkeling and beach volleyball. It's called the Isla Pasion. I definitely want to go back there and stay for a long time.

To some up these adventures...it was all a great experience. I met the most amazing people, Jason, Ryan, Bonnie and Todd, Logan and Miranda and Thomas and Matthew from England. Hi to all of you!

For future blogging (homework/school permitting)...I plan to write about local baseball snack shacks and junk food! Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. It sure looks like you had a blast. I envy you for just having been on a cruise. I've been wanting to go on one for a while, but just haven't had the time. Hopefully that changes in the near future.

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