Ferrero indulgence sundae – Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs

Ferrero indulgence sundae - Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs
Vanilla and cookies ‘n cream ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolates, cherry. 185 PHP
Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs, Manila PHILIPPINES

After a long day exploring Robinsons Place Manila, we needed a little treat to keep us going. This sundae did just the trick. I don’t think the ice cream was all that great, but I liked the overall flavor of the sundae.

Relief map of the Philippines
Relief map of the Philippines, Rizal Park.

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Hazelnut twist – Cafe Besalu

Hazelnut twist - Cafe Besalu
I’m a big fan of hazelnut flavors for breakfast and so are millions of others (Nutella anyone?). This hazelnut twist was surprisingly hearty for a treat that only cost two fifty. I loved the texture of the crushed hazelnuts and the sweet glazed dough. Mmm! $2.50
Cafe Besalu, Seattle WA

International Fountain, Seattle Center
International Fountain, Seattle Center.

Breakfast plate – Dolce Sitges

Breakfast plate - Dolce Sitges
Spanish tortilla, Iberico ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, hazelnuts, cheese, toast, orange juice, coffee.
Dolce Sitges, Sitges ES

The breakfast buffet at Dolce Sitges was pretty kick-ass! This was only one plate I ate, but they definitely had much more to offer. We were unapologetic about loading up on breakfast before heading out for a day of sightseeing, hehe. We paid for it, right? And I felt like we would burn off the calories anyway. One downside to eating SO much breakfast was that I missed out on some food opportunities while touring simply because was still full. #touristproblems 🙂

Iberico ham legs
Iberico ham legs. This was a first! I’d never seen carving stations like this before where you can order as much ham as you want and the attendant will carve it directly off the leg. Now that’s what I call “cut-to-order”!

Pan roasted U-10 scallops – Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Pan roasted U-10 scallops - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Green apple emulsion, braised leeks, hazelnuts. With extra scallop $40
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs CA

Mmm, this was SO delicious! The green apple emulsion went perfectly with the scallops. The whole dish tasted fresh and new. BUT I think $40 is pretty steep even with an extra scallop added. This restaurant was good overall, but they’re on the border of being overpriced. Just sayin’.

Wood-charred brussels sprouts - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Wood-charred brussels sprouts, aged balsamico, herbes de provence. $9

Bread and olive oil - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Bread and olive oil. Complimentary

Boomers Palm Springs
Boomers Palm Springs. This park is fairly small, but it’s Palm Springs so that’s expected.

Grilled mackerel – Staple & Fancy

Grilled mackerel - Staple & Fancy
Hazelnut, cherry tomato, salsa verde, pesto and shallots. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

This tasted good, but I wasn’t a fan of the fish texture. It was an odd combination of flaky and mushy. I loved the sauces and garnishes though, hehe.

Eye Benches III
Eye Benches III, Louise Bourgeois, black Zimbabwe granite, Olympic Sculpture Park.

Fresh fig salad – Trio Restaurant

Fresh fig salad - Trio Restaurant
Figs, arugula, fresh ricotta, chopped hazelnuts, honey and white wine vinaigrette. $9
Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs CA

Ew, this salad was sweeter than dessert! The honey and white wine vinaigrette was WAY too sweet and the fresh ricotta and pulverized hazelnuts added a weird texture to this sad, overly dressed salad.

California fan palm tree (Washingtonia filifera, Arecaceae)
Fronds of a young California fan palm tree (Washingtonia filifera, Arecaceae) in the PS house backyard.

Chocolate covered hazelnuts – LaSalette Restaurant

Chocolate covered hazelnuts - LaSalette Restaurant
These little treats came after our meal. They were a delicious ending to a fabulous dinner! Complimentary
LaSalette Restaurant, Sonoma CA

Southbound on the Golden Gate Bridge

Southbound on the Golden Gate Bridge. And that brings us to the end of our little Sonoma trip. We had a blast and should really make it up to wine country more often since it’s SO close to The City!