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Dinner report: Georges California Modern (La Jolla)

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BaronessCore May 20, 2009 05:40 PM

My husband and I (OK, well me) chose to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary and our first full year of living in San Diego with an adults-only dinner at Georges California Modern. Coming from 12 years of living and eating in NYC, I have to say that I was very pleased with my experience there. They really bent over backwards to accommodate my husband's shellfish allergy and the service was pleasant, friendly, without being overbearing or trying to push us to order expensive items or wine. The decor was definitely modern and fresh! I had a glass of a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc while hubby had a local IPA, and we were given plenty of time to enjoy the view from our corner table and peruse the simple menu.

First course: We split a romaine and fennel salad - the highlight was the crostini with the white bean and mint puree.

Second course: Pea Tendril soup with Dungeness crab cake - excellent contrast in tastes and textures.

Entrees: I had the seasonal Petrale sole - my main complaint is that it was a touch salty but that was tempered with the fresh asparagus it was served with. Hubby got the pork tenderloin milanese - very tender, and interesting sauce that I'm sure had a nice blue cheese tang to it.

Dessert: Tangerine creamsicle for me - loved the basil pearls it was served with. Hubby got the warm chocolate tart which was good.

The hostess gave us two complimentary glasses of champagne, which was a lovely gesture. Would recommend to others, and we'll return again (but we have so many other places to try for future special occasions)!!