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Welcome to my journey of the world through the deepest cultural aspect; Food. I document my adventures in food one dish at a time.

Javiar’s - Newport Beach

Javiar’s - Newport Beach

 

 

 

 

 

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Ceviche de Camaron

The shrimp is marinated perfectly in lime, it is very tender with cucumber, calantro,and red onion

It is very mild with no taste of the shrimp.

 

Ceviche de Pulpo

The octopus is very tender with very mild and meaty, the addition of avocado brings a great creamy note.

 

Ceviche de Ahi

The ahi is sushi grade with a very fish forward flavor, the addition of a ponzu brings a Asian influence along with the black and white sesame. They do add Persian cucumber.


   Cabo Azul    A Maine lobster enchilada in a creamy pasilla sauce, a grilled chile relleno stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, shrimp and fresh Dungeness crab topped with a light relleno sauce, and a shrimp taco on a flour tortilla prepared Ensenada style. Served with refried black beans and white rice.

 Cabo Azul

A Maine lobster enchilada in a creamy pasilla sauce, a grilled chile relleno stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, shrimp and fresh Dungeness crab topped with a light relleno sauce, and a shrimp taco on a flour tortilla prepared Ensenada style. Served with refried black beans and white rice.

The shrimp taco is ok, the shrimp is breaded and the tortilla is very bland and tastes store bought.  

          A big disappointment 


The enchilada is filled with lobster and is cooked to perfection. The tortilla is is very soft and the Padilla sauce works with it perfectly. 

 

The  grilled chile relleno has a perfect charr on the out to bring out a earthy note. I noticed when eating some of the shrimp where undercooked or raw. The crab brings a great flavor creamy and briny addition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Pastel de Chocolate    Rich fudge-style chocolate cake, glazed with a ganache of pure dark chocolate. Served with vanilla bean ice cream.          

 Pastel de Chocolate

Rich fudge-style chocolate cake, glazed with a ganache of pure dark chocolate. Served with vanilla bean ice cream.

 

 

 

If you love chocolate then this is the cake for you, 

this rich cake is like eating pure chocolate ganache with more on top then more around.  

It is very rich and thick with not really much flavor to this and is a big disappointment for the look and style.  

 

The Lobster Trap - Avalon, CA

The Lobster Trap - Avalon, CA

Farmhouse at Rodgers Gardens - Carona Del Mar

Farmhouse at Rodgers Gardens - Carona Del Mar

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