Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa - Ojai, Ca
For over 80 years, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has been considered one of the best secrets among leisure and business travelers. Escape to this historic resort of casual elegance offering you 220 acres featuring luxury accommodations, Spa Ojai, and a championship golf course.
The Oak Grill is where we had dinner. Prime steaks, chops and the freshest seafood are featured on the dinner menu. The chefs feature garden grown and hand made ingredients complimenting the dramatic surrounding scenery. The award winning wine list and professional and knowledgeable service staff will complete a dining experience that will exceed expectations.
The first order was the Ahi Tuna Tartar served with crispy Wontons. The was amazing! Avocado and citrus rounded out the plate. Loved it. Couldn't finish it though!
Sister just had to order the crab cakes! These were pretty special ones though. In fact the best I have had in awhile. Ojai Valley Inn does it right!
The last dish that came out was the Lobster Risotto - umm... wow! So creamy, rich and just fabulous! The lobster was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The risotto was also executed correctly and had enough bite without being overdone.
I wish I had taken better photos or had even remembered what exactly else was on the menu. I was just consumed in the sheer beauty of the Ojai Valley. The beautiful oak trees, lush terrain and beautiful mountains just seem to take over all senses. The Spa is world renowned, so it is official, I have to try it! Will come back at you for more Ojai!