There’s something special about going on a road trip, isn’t there? It screams adventures, great tunes and spontaneity. Some would say it makes the best kind of holiday. So, with my bags packed, playlist created, I knew an American road trip was the way to go…
The term California cuisine arose as a result of culinary movements starting in the 1970s. It emphasized a lot on the non-traditional take on classics, as well as a lot of fusion- involving the freshest ingredients possible. In California, your meals may be served on a simple wood plank set with mismatched cutlery. No fancy china and polished silver in sight, but there is always abundant sunshine, and, the meals are always magnificent. Dusty and down-to earth, Californian food reaps its star power from its authenticity.
I simply appreciated the fresh take on everything I ate in the Golden State, from homemade ice-cream to super fresh seafood and produce… Here are some of my favorites!
Lived up to expectations and I enjoyed strolling around the well presented food stalls and eateries.
The Original Farmers Market: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Nothing screams California more than the Venice beach. Best place for people watching.
Friendly staff and nice location as you can watch people walking on the boardwalk while eating, sometime enjoying the street singers.
Figtree’s Cafe : 429 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
Route 66-aka the Mother Road crosses 8 states from Chicago to Los Angeles. The famous route cruises its 90th year this November, driving down it has been one of the items on my bucket list.
So many delicious food choices to satisfy any palette.
Grand Central Market: 9, 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The beautiful Sterns Wharf, Santa Barbara.
Situated at the end of the wharf, is small enough to make you feel like a local. Food is fresh and delicious. Standing at the end of pier and looking back at the city of Santa Barbara… is a very special moment you will never forget!
They also serve clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (which is a typical San Francisco dish) and pretty decent crab cakes.
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company:230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Simply the ice cream heaven!! I went there twice within 3 days, they have all these unique flavours but whisky & pecan pralines definitely won my heart.
It’s been 8 months since my visit to Maison Troisgros. The restaurant has been running since 1930, with three generations of the family as chef. It is the only Michelin 3 star restaurant situated in the unlikely setting of Roanne, a town with glorious history as a trading centre due to its situation on the Loire, but now a rather quiet and modest place. The restaurant is truly an oasis amongst such blandness.
I had chosen the menu ” A day of September” and every dish was a delight…
The precision and ease with which Michel Troisgros uses and judges flavors in his dishes is in my experience second to none, the chef is clearly at the peak of his powers. Delicious flavors, elegant presentation and innovative combination of flavors. Troisgros is a culinary dynasty run entirely by family, where tradition is in the making, and perhaps one of the last of its kind in France!
La Maison Troisgros
Address: 1 Place Jean Troisgros, 42300 Roanne
Tel: +33 4 77 71 66 97