Good Places to Eat
Eating out while traveling go hand in hand. When you arrive at a new location, or maybe you’ve planned the restaurants you’re going to eat at before, the top priority is food. Yes, of course, sites, museums, shops, and gorgeous vistas are important but without a good meal your vacation can quickly turn sour.
Food fuels the body to keep exploring the wondrous new city you’re visiting.
Peter and I take our vacation eats pretty seriously. We make going to the right restaurants a priority. It’s one of the reasons we love traveling so much. We get the opportunity to try delicious new food from the region.
We can always eat a burrito and have a coffee from Starbucks back home, we avoid those type of places because it doesn’t add to the experience. Like I mentioned in the blog post, Experience a Better Break – The Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, I live for experiences.
Eating out while traveling doesn’t have to empty your wallet. Usually, Peter and I make a list of restaurants where we want to eat at a particular destination, and order them from most expensive to least expensive. From there we narrow down the list to the tops restaurants and then make a priority to go to restaurants on the list.
We usually save the most expensive restaurant for the last days of the trip because this is the last hurrah, the farewell to our new location. We go all out for this dinner, drinks, appetizers, desserts, etc. These are the ones that cost a pretty shiny penny, and we set money aside for. But boy is it worth it!!
San Diego Restaurant with a View – Vessel Restaurant
There are plenty of places to eat in San Diego, just bring up TripAdvisor and you have an endless list of options. You may narrow it down by type of cuisine, price or distance. I add one more criteria to that list, location.
I love a good restaurant with a view. Taking in a gorgeous view while enjoying a delicious dinner is bliss.
We had the pleasure of having dinner one evening while in San Diego at Vessel Restaurant at the Kona Kai Resort.
Executive Chef Roy Hendrickson served us his favorite dishes and boy were they amazing! My favorite items from the entire dinner were the appetizers. A seafood poke (pictured above) which is tuna, salmon, shrimp and avocado sitting on top of wakame seaweed with a side of taro root chips. YUM!! And that adorable little tuna taco was also on the top of the list.
Peter had the pork chop, and I had the sea bass for our main course. Both had their flare and special for different reasons. Of course, one is a light fish and the other an enormous piece of meat. 🙂
I have to mention that the drinks are also excellent. Don’t be afraid to order cocktails here as they are as good as they look.
Our night ended with what Chef Roy described as a grown up version of Nutella on Toast. Our dessert was toast with olive oil and chocolate ganache, as decadent as it looks!
If you’re looking for a San Diego restaurant with a view that also serves fantastic dishes I recommend Vessel restaurant located on Shelter Island.