Wednesday, January 29, 2014

esterel

i only did two dinela's this year, first being my previous post & second being esterel at the sofitel hotel

actually, when i made a reservation at esterel for lunch, i did not know that it was located at sofitel because i booked the restaurant purely based on their "good deal" for lunch! so it wasn't until i met up with my friend on sunday afternoon & started getting directions when i realized, "wait...i've been here before when it used to be simon la"
either way, same location doesn't mean same restaurant and i gave it a try! 

esterel calls distinguishes their establishment as french cuisine with mediterranean accent
here is their current dinela menu for esterel & these were our picks:

ahi tuna carpaccio, truffle essence, wild arugula, artichoke chips
winter shaved vegetable salad, apple-star anise vinaigrette
adrian's traditional bouillabaisse, market seafood, tomato-saffron broth, rouille crostini
wild mushroom agnolotti pasta, tuscan kale, caramelized corn, spiced roasted squash
whiskey chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse, spice cider reduction
farmers market blood orange tart, homemade meringue, chamomile

all for $20 each! 
overall, my favorite was the appetizers and it is unfortunate that the meal got disappointing by the dessert because dessert was too sweet to the point where we couldn't touch it after two small bites each...
nevertheless, great deal and good reason to check out a place you haven't been to


once again, dinela will last until 1/31/14/friday so make sure to take a look at the list and check out restaurants you might have been interested in trying or just look for a good deal like myself! 

i am now happilyfull ♥ 
see you on my next adventure!

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