We spent the weekend in Anaheim, CA, home of Disneyland. No, we didn’t go to Disneyland. We’ve been to Disneyworld in Orlando, FL and it’s pretty much the same thing. Plus it’s super expensive. So we opted to go to a nice dinner and stroll around the area.
We had a gift card (Thanks Mike) to Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant, and they just happened to have one a mile from where we were, so we went. What a nice evening. We were so impressed with the presentation of the food that I had to take pictures.
David had the Dynamite Crusted U-10 Sea Scallops which he said was outstanding. I’ll take his word on that as I am not a big fan of seafood.
I had the Tender Braised Beef Short Ribs. All I can say is…YUM! David looked at me, then looked at my plate and asked if I needed a knife. I took the fork, slide it across the ribs and they were cooked so tenderly they just fell apart. But not in a bad way. So good does not even describe them. I must say though, these pictures do not do these meals justice.
We usually don’t do this but we splurged and had dessert. When we saw they had souffle on the menu, we were sold. We did have to order it ahead of time though as it takes some time to prepare. Sorry to say I have no photo of dessert. What can I say though? They have it described on the menu as “Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle” with Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Saying that it was really really good does not do it justice. Put it to you this way, when the waiter asked if I was done with my dessert (as their was nothing left on the plate mind you), I almost said, “Not until I lick the plate”. But I didn’t want to embarrass David. Although he said he considered licking the plate too. It was that good!
As far as Roy’s Restaurant itself? The decor was lovely. Muted colors with soft lighting. It’s upscale without being pretentious. You can still dress smart casual while being relaxed. Comfortable while not being uptight. The kitchen was visible from every table. When the chef ordered, “Fire table 20!” The sous chefs repeated, “Firing table 20!” We could hear this from our table across the room, but it was not loud and annoying. It just blended into the background noise.
We did have a problem with our appetizer, which happens sometimes, nothing is perfect, the Managing Partner, Heather, came out with a fresh order and apologized. She then took over serving our table to make sure everything was just right, while checking back often, but not annoyingly often, to make sure. It’s nice to see such a hands on Manager. It seems more and more rare these days.
So thank you to Mike for giving us such a lovely gift card to enjoy a nice evening out. And Heather, if you’re reading this, thank you for a lovely dinner and it was so nice to have met you. So if you have a special occasion coming up (Valentine’s Day?), or it’s just a Friday night, check out Roy’s. We definitely would enjoy a Roy’s Restaurant again. And no, we were not paid for this review. It was just that good.
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant
As far as the rest of our weekend, it was nice and relaxing. We recently bought a portable campfire so we’ve been enjoying that.
Being so close to Disney, we’ve been enjoying the nightly fireworks displays. They are right outside the rv park, so we luck out in being able to see them from our coach.
And last evening we met some new friends. When you are out rving you always meet new people. We met this family when they were trying to find their campsite. They just got their rig and this was their maiden voyage. So we introduced ourselves, started talking and sat their while we watched them try to hook up everything for the first time. Yes, we watched. They needed to learn to do this so we gave them hints, but no help. We knew they had their priorities right when they hooked up the cable tv first, before the electric or anything. Once all hooked up, their tv was not working. So David stepped in and tried to help. Sorry to say, he can not fix an analog tv when everything is digital now. So no tv for the night. We were surprised the next day by some Mickey and Minnie Mouse candy apples for a thank you.
So thank you to our new friends for the evening entertainment. And the apples were yummy. A nice Super Bowl treat.
If you havent been to Bobs Big Boy in Burbank you should go. I believe on Friday nights it is cruise night all the old hot rods come out and Jay Leno sometimes show up with one of his cars.
Hello from all of us….! WOW, so cool to see that included us in your thoughts after we left….:) Thanks so much for the kind words and great memories you gave all of us!! Hudson came home on Sunday afternoon and was quick to share with our neighbors that we met the NICEST people and the “Man”?, Hudson said. Had a HUGE smile that just wouldn’t turn off!!!! Keep on smilin David….!!! Both of you are such fabulous people. WE hope to cross paths again soon!!
Take Care….. and look forward to receiving one of our “high fashion” dry cleaning bags in the mail soon!