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.
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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.
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?
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.
Along with their freshly baked bread, they also have a wall of "day olds" usually half off.
Pick juuuuuust one.
Soups to take home.
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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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