Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Brockton Villa for San Diego Restaurant Week

Have you made your reservations for San Diego Restaurant Week yet? If not, get thee to the internets and make that reservation! The restaurants fill up quickly, and the special menus (at embarrassingly low prices) make the event something not to be missed. If you need some help in choosing, might I suggest Brockton Villa right on La Jolla Cove? The view alone is worth the price of admission (hello sunsets over the cliffs!), but the food stands up to the expectations and exceeds them every time.

I've been to Brockton Villa plenty of times for their outstanding breakfast menu, featuring the famous Coast Toast, but I've never eaten dinner at this La Jolla landmark. I was soon to be blown away to find that the dinner menu is just as scrumptious as the breakfast, and watching the sunset over La Jolla Cove just made the meal more magical.

The Restaurant Week menu typically features an appetizer, entree, and dessert for a fixed price. Different restaurants have different price tiers, but Brockton Villa is sharing theirs for the meager price of $30 per person, plus tax and tip. Our very nice server recommended the Epic Chowder, featuring clams, blue crab, potatoes, and bacon in a creamy bisque. Bursting with salty sea flavor, this soup was the perfect start to a dinner with a view of the ocean. 

For my entree, I chose the cioppino, as recommended by our server. It might not sound like the best course of action to have soup after starting with a soup appetizer, but it was not a mistake in this instance. The cioppino would do any Italian fisherman proud, with plenty of shrimp, fish, and scallops served in the spicy, salty red broth. Delicious with the huge wedge of Italian bread for dipping.

The roasted herbed Mary's chicken was our other entree, with a free-range breast of fresh chicken, served with vegetables and fingerling potatoes. A Brockton Villa favorite, this is a very homey, comforting meal, just like your mother would make if she lived in a grand restaurant with a spectacular seaside view.

We wound things up with the famous Coast Toast dessert! The toothsome slice of French toast from breakfast is re-envisioned as a dessert at suppertime by adding a nice scoop of vanilla gelato. It's sweet, and the perfect unification of cold and hot and sweet and just perfect.

There are loads of great restaurants having specials next week, and I intend to try out a couple of new places, but I really feel lucky to have had the chance to check out Brockton Villa! For reservations, click here
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