Georges at the Cove, San Diego

A special guest post by @agentcikay.

The view

The view

Georges at the Cove is an excellent restaurant and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience a “velvet escape” in San Diego, California.

This gorgeous little restaurant in La Jolla, San Diego, California has a dining area that looks out upon a spectacular ocean view. There are 3 distinct dining areas at Georges at the Cove in La Jolla Village. The cuisine is known as California modern. This contemporary restaurant and bar, offers a sophisticated but relaxed environment for a quick lunch or a even a long unhurried dinner. Plenty of sunlight and ocean breeze to lull you into a comatic pre-entree mood, and this is all before you even see the menu! With a panoramic view of La Jolla Cove, George’s Bar has balcony seating as well as indoor seating, so whether you choose to dine for lunch or dinner, or just hang out and enjoy a signature cocktail at sunset, you’ll find that conversation flows easy in this little piece of paradise.

The soup

The soup

We started with the elegant lady which was infused strawberry vodka, triple sec, Chambord liqueur, lemonade and a float of champagne. I love champagne especially served like this.

This was soon followed by Georges famous signature soup – smoked chicken broccoli and black beans. The soup was delicious and you could taste the freshness in the ingredients used to make the stock. Faultless. I have to say that the menu had a modern and uncomplicated feel with a big emphasis on fresh ingredients. The range of dishes were rather international, reflecting the melting pot that is California!

Next up, was the shrimp and this was grilled to perfection. It tasted of sea-salt and all the natural smells of the ocean. Every mouthful felt like a vacation on the beach.

The shrimp

The shrimp

Georges at the Cove does not stinge on herbs and natural flavourings either and this is what adds color and a vibrant taste to their food. As the food rolled in we continued to be wow-ed. The duck penne served with a dollop of sour cream was delicious. Meaty and full of robust flavours the gamy duck was tempered to perfection with the sour cream.

By the time we were ready to leave, the place was just filling up. You can see how packed it gets during lunch time. A lot of executives and yuppies like to catch a quick lunch at this place, because the ambiance is fantastic, the food phenomenal and the service is quick. What more can one ask for? With that, I end my 2 week long excursion to the great US of A. I had a phenomenal time and if I am ever in town I never give up a chance to eat at Georges at the Cove, and neither should you.

If you’re visiting San Diego, reading San Diego restaurant reviews is one great way of finding out which are the best dining places in the city.

About this week’s guest writer
Mei is an avid traveller, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who enjoys writing about her travel and gastronomic experiences.

In her words: “It all started out a couple of years back as a means to journal our travels and related photos. However, because we enjoy eating so much (as do other Malaysians) this blog soon took on the form of a food blog: Cumi & Ciki is a Malaysian food and travel blog. The name is derived from a popular educational television puppet show for Malaysian children in the 70s and 80s.

ciki-198x240 This is the tale of the two traveling, eating, thrill-seeking monkeys from Kuala Lumpur. Food and culture go hand in hand. We feel that in life, we need to enjoy what we do, have passion; cultivate a sense of curiosity about the world. We hope that this is conveyed through our Cumi dan Ciki blog.”

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4 Responses to “Georges at the Cove, San Diego”

  1. cumidanciki 09/04/2010 12:07 am

    Rich, I also LOVE del mar !!

  2. cumidanciki 09/04/2010 12:06 am

    Hi rich! Glad you like it. I can sit for hours on the terrace just sipping wine and gazing out upon the cove. My best mate Leeyen lives there with her family so I get to visit her at least once a year.. lucky me:)

  3. velvet 20/03/2010 4:10 am

    Thanks for your comment Rich. Georges looks like a fab spot. Would love to go there one day.


  4. rich 19/03/2010 2:10 pm

    i used to live in san diego and we took many of our out of town guests to georges at the cove in la jolla. it’s definitely a favorite spot of mine…

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