This blog is fun in many ways. I have a little journal where I can look back & see what I did & when. An online scrapbook in other words. Fun!
Saturday night we FINALLY went to Solace & the Moonlight Lounge.
It’s a newer restaurant in Encinitas that is the sister restaurant to Urban Solace in North Park. Here is when we tried out Urban Solace! See.. fun right? I should’ve looked at that before we went to see what we ate.
Anyways, S & the ML (me being lazy) has a few shared menu items as Urban Solace but more of a lounge like atmosphere as well as a Raw Bar. The raw bar has oysters & tartares and some specials as well. I want to go back & sit at the raw bar one of these days.
We started with the cheese platter. I couldn’t tell you what cheeses these were except that the one on the right was a soft cheese recommended by the waitress that was out of this world. Oh & the 2nd to the right was a blue (obv). The cheeses were awesome but the bread could’ve been better. Smaller, thinner, no raisins & maybe with some crackers too.
For my main I ordered the quinoa with roasted vegetables & homemade ricotta. For some reason I wasn’t feeling the meat. The quinoa was great & well cooked. It was a little crunchier (more texture) than what I make at home. Maybe it’s the red quinoa as I typically use white or maybe I just cook mine too long. Need to play with this at home. I was happy with my dish. Flavorful & fresh & somewhat healthy too!
We decided against dessert & opted for more beer instead.
I would highly recommend Solace & the Moonlight Lounge and Urban Solace for that matter! Yum!
Tomorrow is Friday & then comes Wedding Day! Have a great weekend!