Last weekend was insanely hectic and awesome. But, this post isn’t about that, so stay tuned because that’s coming up later this week. This post is about my amazing lunch that started my week off on an absolutely perfect note.
I was given the opportunity to eat lunch at my very favorite restaurant, Sol Cucina in Newport Beach. A very good friend (in fact, the friend who introduced us to SOL yeeeears ago) and I went for a long overdue lunch date. SOL never disappoints. In fact, somehow, each time we go it surpasses our expectations. My husband and I get the same thing almost every time we go. Their carne asada quesadilla is TO.DIE.FOR. I know, just a simple quesadilla, yet somehow they make it taste magical. I don’t ask how, I just inhale it and enjoy each bite. Then there’s their ‘frozen beer.’ Holy.COW! Again, it’s simple, but the ratios and presentation are perfect. Just a frozen margarita mixed with your choice of beer. It’s like a margarita beer slushy, but better. But during this visit I changed things up, just a bit. I went their for Newport Beach Restaurant Week (going on January 17-24, 2014), which meant they had a pre fixe menu. Anything I’ve ever tried there is great, so I know I couldn’t go wrong. I chose a salad, bowl of soup, tacos and the mini blondie. And my frozen beer, of course. I ate everything, I couldn’t help myself. Look at that carne asada taco and beans, could you resist? Exactly.
Before dessert arrived I was stuffed, but then I saw the blondie. FILLED with candied pecans, white chocolate and a scoop of ice cream on top, THEN a tequila infused caramel to finish it off. I mean really, as if I could say no? Ya right.
The entire meal was awesome, but that tequila caramel sauce intrigued me. So I went home and made my own version. Life is now complete. And I’ve been drenching everything in tequila spiked caramel. It’s just the right thing to do.