Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Watermark on Main - Ventura, CA

Isn't it just beautiful? The ceilings are just magnificent. It made me feel like I was in a cathedral. The murals painted on the walls are of scenes along the El Camino Real. A real treat. I give the ambiance an easy A.

My definition of a wonderful start to any meal: ABC - Au Bon Climat. One of, if not my favorite, Pinot Noir ever.

A welcome gift from the chef - Chilled Cauliflower Soup Shot. Very tasty, thank you.

The bread served very hot - with sea salted butter.

My starter was the Butternut Squash Soup with deep fried fennel rings. To die for! There was also a float of pistachio oil. Loved it.

Scott's Lobster Bisque. He had high hopes for deliciousness. Unfortunately he wasn't a fan of the heavy handed Brandy flavor.

My entree was the Pan Seared Scallops - Achiote Cream and Parmesan Risotto. Holy yum. I have been on a scallop kick from all the best places so now I am just Scallop Spoiled! These were amazing along side the risotto.

Scott's "True" Red Snapper from the waters of New Zealand. Mashed served underneath the a bed of thinly sliced cucumber. Let me tell you, the plate left the table squeaky clean.

Every terrific meal should end with something sweet. How do cheesecake stuffed strawberries sound? My thoughts exactly... Fabulous!

This meal was just perfect.

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