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Vessel’s Summer Menu at Kona Kai Resort, San Diego

Vessel’s Summer Menu at Kona Kai Resort, San Diego

What better way to kick off Summer than with an invitation to visit one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego – Vessel at Kona Kai Resort!  IMG_2058

We were invited to check out Chef Roy’s new Summer Tasting Menu along with a craft beer pairing.  Would it live up to the previous menu (Vessel Fall Menu Review)?
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First up was the 48 Hour Pork Belly – plantain powder, sweet potato spaetzle, anise, & bitter chocolate

I must say I loved the presentation.  The pork belly was tasty for sure, and it was interesting to have it spiced with anise.  …

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Le Parfait Paris – Downtown San Diego

Le Parfait Paris – Downtown San Diego

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Our favorite French Patisserie, Le Parfait Paris, has finally unveiled it’s newest storefront in the heart of downtown San Diego.  It’s been a special project in the works for the past year or so, but I assure you the wait has been well worth it.  Darren and I recently went to checkout the new location and definitely were not disappointed.  The new location is stunning.  With clean lines, colorful delights, and tall windows, the space couldn’t be more inviting.  They are also open late on weekends!

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We were greeted with some classic delights, as well as some new ones too.  …

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Table No. 10 (Downtown San Diego)

Table No. 10 (Downtown San Diego)

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Table No. 10 resides in downtown San Diego on 10th Ave. right by Petco Park. Before the visit I read a lot of favorable reviews, and thus tried to keep those high hopes in check at the front door.

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On the first floor they have an open kitchen and a chefs table that looked primed for delicious food, drink, and good company.

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They recommend sharing and I would say most anything on the menu could be shared, although with the small plates and bites you get to try more things.

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Many of the large plates and sides looked great.…

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Le Parfait Paris (Part Deux) – Chocolate Almond Croisssant!

Le Parfait Paris (Part Deux) – Chocolate Almond Croisssant!

I told you I’d be back soon!  I couldn’t resist picking up another pain au chocolat, so I brought Jorgina and my daughter to try it.  Again, it was consistently delicious, but we also found two new things I had to share with you immediately. Fotor0327180932 Once we arrived, we chatted with Katherine and Guillaume for a few minutes before settling on a a L’Alsacien sandwich, pain au chocolat (not pictured since I talked about it last time), and a pain au chocolat aux amandes (Chocolate Almond Croissant).  To make things even more interesting, they had us take home 3 Chouquettes as well.  

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Le Parfait Paris

Le Parfait Paris

C’est magnifique!  What an extraordinary treat to be invited to sample San Diego’s latest French culinary establishment, Le Parfait Paris.  Le Parfait Paris is making it’s debut onto the San Diego Food Scene with a wonderful variety of fresh baked pastries, paninis, and more!

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To say I am excited is an understatement.  I’ve had the good fortune of visiting Paris a few times in the last decade and what I miss most are the phenomenal patisseries and boulangeries that line the streets.  So, I had my fingers crossed when we first heard about Le Parfait Paris opening in San Diego that they would bring a touch of Paris straight to us.  …

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