Last weekend, husband and I took a mini staycation in La Jolla. Do you know what the BEST part about the trip was? Sleep The FOOD! We ate leisurely, hot 3 course meals at my favorite restaurant and slept in and enjoyed a late brunch the following morning afternoon. We need to do that more.
If you didn’t already know (haha!), my husband and I are total foodies. Last week, I had an opportunity to attend a Hawaiian Fusion tasting at Roy’s in Los Angeles. I had an opportunity to taste Hawaiian food, but I really enjoy Asian cuisine so I thought I’d like it. Roy’s blends food and the “aloha” spirit to create a unique, ethnic dining experience which includes European techniques, Asian cuisine, and Hawaiian hospitality. In my opinion, the food most closely resembles a mix between Japanese and Polynesian cuisines. Here are a few pictures from the tasting:
Grilled Albacore Flatbread
Yellow Fin Ahi Poke
Spiced Duck Confit Tarts
Short Ribs of Beef Au Poivre
Strawberry Basil Panna Cotta
The food was amazing (as you might have guessed from the pictures). And it’s times like these that I really think about turning this rockin’ blog into a rockin’ food blog! I tried everything except the cow beef (since I don’t eat any red meat). Apart from the gorgeous presentation, the fusion of flavors was divine. I even managed to try duck, a food I’ve NEVER tried before. I am excited about returning to the restaurant for a full meal with my husband.
Now through August 31, 2010, guests are invited to visit three Southern California Roy’s restaurants to receive dining rewards and be entered to win an all-inclusive trip to Hawaii, where guests will enjoy a personal dinner with founding chef Roy Yamaguchi. Here is a bit more information about Roy’s L.A. Ohana Tour:
- An inaugural trip to a participating Roy’s restaurant, where guests are awarded an Ohana Tour card to present at the next Roy’s location
- On the second visit, guests will receive a complimentary Chocolate Soufflé (with purchase of entrée)
- At the third location, guests will receive a $20 gift card (with purchase of entrée) and entry into the Hawaii sweepstakes
Roy’s Anaheim, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Pasadena, and Woodland Hills are participating in the L.A. Ohana Tour. Each location’s menu varies, for a diverse dining experience. For more information, just visit their website.
No compensation was received for this post. I attended a tasting and received a gift bag at the event.