Older Than Dirt!
We had a bit of Happy Hour before heading to Newport Beach and surprising Bob at his birthday dinner! We made it just in time by taking PCH from Long Beach to Newport Beach! Donna schedule the event perfectly!
Remember: Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Racing right along in Huntington Beach
We arrived just in time ahead of Donna and Bob... In we go!
The hostess had a great desk for a restaurant
The garden was beautiful
There were herbs and lettuce attached to the walls
The tomatillos were a surprise to Donna
Did You Know? - The tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica), known as the Husk Tomato or Mexican Husk Tomato, is a plant of the nightshade family, related to the cape gooseberry, bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos originated in Mexico, and are a staple of Mexican cuisine. Tomatillos are grown as annuals throughout the Western Hemisphere. Tomatillos are generally eaten fried, boiled or steamed.
The tomatillo fruit is surrounded by an inedible, paper-like husk formed from the calyx. As the fruit matures, it fills the husk and can split it open by harvest. The husk turns brown, and the fruit can be several colors when ripe, including yellow, red, green, or even purple. The freshness and greenness of the husk are quality criteria.
Many different kinds of basil and a gigantic eggplant
Sue walked around the garden getting some ideas
Great outdoor cleaning and prep area
Hanging on the wall is a good idea... Walk up and pick what you like
Bob walked in and was surprised
Donna had her phone camera going
Our table is in the garden
Doesn't look a day over 102!
Looking back into the inside of the restaurant
Hugs and kisses
Spectacular sunset even with the trees
Salt Roasted Garden Beets, di Stefano Burrata, Avocado,
Tangerine Aigre-Doux, Chard, Sherry-Maple Vinaigrette
We were... All evening
Donna wondered about the architecture...
The post is protected by the steel from getting bumped and from earthquakes
"Bob! I want my garden this high"
Our friend the wine
Birthday cake and wine.... Life is good
All smiles... Trying to get enough wind to blow out the candle
"I'm sorry... Didn't mean to blow the cake off the table"
Time to sit and chat.... We closed down the place