Provencal tart – Comme Ca

Provencal tart - Comme Ca
Slow cooked peppers, Primetime Farms tomato, nicoise olive, goat cheese, white anchovies, basil. Happy hour $7
Comme Ca, Las Vegas NV

Mmm, I loved the food at Comme Ca! We went during happy hour so the menu items at the bar and lounge were half off – score! This tart was very tasty and the ingredients were great.

Bellagio Hotel
Bellagio Hotel at night.

Roquette salade – Le P’tit Laurent

Roquette salade - Le P'tit Laurent
Arugula salad with red beet and goat cheese, lemon mustard dressing. $8
Le P’tit Laurent, San Francisco CA

This is such a cute restaurant and the service was very friendly and attentive! Everything we had was very tasty, but I’ll admit that this salad was over-dressed. It tasted great, but there was way too much dressing so the greens were soggy.

Baguette and butter - Le P'tit Laurent
Baguette and butter. Complimentary

Purple iris flowers
Purple iris flowers (Iridaceae), West Field Road.

Roasted veggie omelette – Island Lava Java

Roasted veggie omelette - Island Lava Java
A generous whole-egg omelette filled with roasted veggies, Big Island goat cheese, macadamia nut pesto, avocado and parmesan cheese. Served with fresh fruit. $13.25
Island Lava Java, Kailua-Kona HI

Mmm, this omeltte was great and the ingredients were very tasty. I loved the macadamia nut pesto and the large portion. And orchid blossoms in your fruit are always a nice touch! 🙂

Iced Kona coffee - Island Lava Java

100% extra fancy Kona coffee, full city roast, over ice. $3.25

Local musician
We sat outside where they had a local musician serenading us with some Hawaiian flare. He was actually really good and we tipped him accordingly.

Local beet salad – Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar

Local beet salad - Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar
Goat cheese mousse, grapefruit, lemon citronette, pepitas. $11
Salt Kitchen and Tasting Bar, Honolulu HI

I’m a big fan of beet salads, and this versions was REALLY tasty! I loved the combination of ingredients with the peppery greens piled on top. Noms!

Red hibiscus flower
Red hibiscus flower (Malvaceae), Ainahau Triangle Park.

Arugula salad – Tinto

Arugula salad - Tinto
Serrano ham, mission fig, fried goat cheese, spiced almonds, sevilla orange vinaigrette. Summer prix-fixe menu $38
Tinto, Palm Springs CA

This salad was pretty tasty! I especially loved the little fried goat cheese balls – they were delicious. The salad had lots of great ingredients and they all tasted great together.

Large rock formations, Joshua Tree National Park
Large rock formations, Joshua Tree National Park.