Wednesday, May 9, 2012

La Jolla Groves in Provo, Utah

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When discussing restaurants with others, I get asked about La Jolla Groves the most.
People already love this place, and I'm glad.

Such a beautiful atmosphere.


Complimentary Rolls


Strawberry Lemonade & Kiwi Lemonade


I will be honest; their entrées are hit or miss,
but I love their soups, salads, and desserts, so that is what I will feature in this post.


Watermelon & Cucumber Salad with a Mint Vinaigrette - $11.75
Watermelon, Cucumber, Mixed Greens and Feta Cheese Tossed in a Light Honey and Mint Vinaigrette.
Such a refreshing salad! Be sure to order this in the Summer for the most flavorful watermelon chunks.






Apricot, Cranberry & Apple Salad - $12.95

A Salad of Dried Cranberries, Apples, Apricots and Mixed Seasonal Berries with Toasted Pistachios and White Cheddar Cheese Over Fresh Salad Greens, Tossed in a Pomegranate & Honey Vinaigrette and Finished with a Slice of Candied Apple
Again, very refreshing & light.



Potato & Garden Fresh Leek Soup - $4.50 Cup/$7.00 Bowl

Garden Leeks and Golden Potatoes Simmered in Chicken Stock and Frothed Until Creamy.
Very creamy, and without cream I might add, just frothed. Delicious.







Sample of Handcrafted La Jolla Groves Bakery Breads Paired with Fresh Fruit, Berries, Beehive White Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Swiss, Camembert Cheese and a Delicious Handmade Fruit Dipping Sauce.
A plate full of my most favorite foods is always a good thing. 
I could eat this for my main course.






Lightly Blackened Salmon Salad with Mixed Fruit Salad $14.00

A Freshly-Grilled Salmon Filet on a bed of Mixed Field Greens, Topped with a Fruit Salsa that is Made with Apples and Berries
My mother enjoyed her salmon salad.



And on to--I dare say--the best part?
The desserts.


Moist Lemon Bundt Cake Served with a Handmade Crème Anglaise Under a Caramel Dome with Berries and Mint.
Reviewers on Urbanspoon agree, this cake is surprisingly delicious. Maybe "surprisingly" because how good can a lemon cake be, right? Well, it is. The caramel dome adds a pleasing crunch to each bite.



Orange Crème Brulee- $5

A Creamy Citrus Custard Served with a Coating of Caramelized Sugar Served with Fresh Citrus and Mint.
Not only crème brulée, but citrus crème brulée is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.






Lemon Tiramisu - $6

Lemon Marscapone Cream Layered with Vanilla Genoise. Served with Crème Anglais and Finished with a Dusting of Chocolate
Holy moly, this lemon tiramisu, with chocolate dust instead of coffee, was divine. 
The texture reminded me of a tres leches cake. Love it!



Mango Mousse Cake - $7

A Luscious Tropical Treat Made of Creamy Mango Mousse atop a Light, Buttery Cake.
Very pretty and very superb.


Don't forget to visit their bakery outside & around the right side of the restaurant.



Assorted Bread
Along with their freshly baked bread, they also have a wall of "day olds" usually half off.


Goodies
Pick juuuuuust one.


Soups
Soups to take home.






Pain au Chocolat



Fun flavors of jam!

La Jolla Groves is great for lunch with the ladies or a romantic night out. Visit soon!

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