|Campfire S mores table side|
Over the last 2 weeks we have discovered 2 great new restaurants Campfire in Carlsbad and Dija Mara in Oceanside. The experience in these 2 restaurants could not be more different but the food is great. They both have one thing in common beautifully presented tasty food and great cocktails.
Campfire in Carlsbad
Campfire is one of those restaurants where you can order a cocktail and lots
of small and medium plates and walk out happy. We like grazing so it was our mission to try some of the very creative drinks and dishes. The cocktails served here are out of this world. Who ever heard of a cocktail made from roasted beets, gin and ginger, we had to dive in and enjoy this earthy, spicy, sweet drink. It was delicious! If you are looking for a more refreshing drink try a Aloe Black with tequila, cucumber and lemon. I am not sure who started the trend but combining roasted vegetable and fruit pulp with alcohol and herbs is a genius.
The dessert is all about Campfire's vibe and the overall experience. S mores that are self-made at your table. You get the ingredients marshmallow, graham crackers, chocolate and a iron bowl of embers. The Marshmallow is on a stick you all battle for a spot over the fire to melt your marshmallow and you make your own dessert. What a great way yo finish a great meal.
Dija Mara in Oceanside
Japanese sweet potato, variations of squash, bonito flakes and peanut ghee, topped with edible flower petals. When the plate is brought out the bonito flakes are moving as if they are alive, it is startling at firs. The Japanese sweet potatoes paired with the bonito flakes created a smokey sweet treat.
|Short Rib Rendang|
|Brownie and coconut Ice Cream|