Spicy tomato bisque – The Restaurant at JUSTIN

Spicy tomato bisque - The Restaurant at JUSTIN
Basil oil, croutons, parmesan. Soup du jour $9
The Restaurant at JUSTIN, Paso Robles CA

This soup was very good, and I liked the bit of spice in there. I also like the simple, yet elegant presentation. I just wish the server had sloshed it around on its way to the table.


Grilled Spanish octopus – Pineapple & Pearls

Grilled Spanish octopus - Pineapple & Pearls
Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC

This dish was SO good and fun to eat. The octopus tentacle was filled with what I think I remember as a chorizo stuffing. The tentacle was a bit on the chewy side, but the flavors were great and I loved creativity and presentation.