The Marine Room
is as close to dining in the ocean as you
can get – without getting your feet wet.
It is at beach level, just south of La Jolla Shores. You can watch sea kayakers heading out to
explore La Jolla’s caves or little children with buckets gathering seawater for
their sand castles. The restaurant is
fully enclosed, so you won’t be bothered by wind or a rogue wave that crashes
against the large windows.
Restaurant Week, prix fixe $50 per person - appetizer, main and dessert:
|App: Pistachio Ras El Hanout (spice mixture) spiced prawns|
|App: Baby Romaine with goat cheese, baby pear, rye crisp, pomegranate agridolci|
|Entree (additional $15): Halibut with lavender flourish |
|Entree: Coffee Stout Braised Beef Cheeks. That's a truffle cloud ear mushroom!|
|Dessert trio with ocean view: panna cotta, berry sorbet, fondant|
No, I didn't eat all this myself! Always great and theatrical presentation of vegetables.
Summer visit: Our party of four started with cocktails. I ordered my favorite – Aviation, a classic
made with gin and crème de violette. It
is the most delightful shade of blue and complimented the waves outside.
|The ocean had a nice view of my cocktail|
Two of us ordered a halibut special. The dish was made colorful with several
sauces, bright vegetables and flower garnishes. Another chose the Maltese Orange Ginger Glazed Swordfish. It also was lively with a green pistachio
gremolata, baby vegetables and an ouzo foam on the side. The final diner ordered Shetland Islands Open
Ocean Salmon. She particular enjoyed the
freekeh, a hearty grain she had never tried. We were all very happy.
The fish was perfectly cooked and the vegetables and other
accompaniments were delicious.
|Swordfish with ouzo cream|
Sadly, none of us had room for dessert!
This was our second visit to The Marine Room. We are looking forward to more. For a special occasion restaurant, the prices
are good. The salmon and swordfish were
$39 each. The menu also includes beef
dishes, chicken, elk and a tofu main course.
I love the use of flowers on their dishes!ReplyDelete