Last week I got to enjoy a lunch outside the office with CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High. It was a gorgeous day and I was happy to get out of the office for a little while.
I’ve dined at Nordstrom quite a few times. I really like that despite the casual order-at-the-counter atmosphere, you’re treated to nice sit-down restaurant service while you are dining.
For lunch, they offer a variety of grilled sandwiches and salads. There’s also a really tasty looking dessert display.
I keep forgetting to take a picture of the menu which is not posted online.
We got in line to place our order. Then you are given your receipt and order information which you take to your table. it’s open seating and we chose a seat by the window. Shortly after being seated, a waiter came by to look over our order and ask us our drink options. A few minutes later, he returned with our food and drinks.
Attempting to eat healthy and not succumb to food coma, I chose the chicken artichoke and goat cheese salad.
CC chose the California Club sandwich. I love how they grill all the sandwiches. The bread crisps to a golden brown.
CC also ordered the pear almond tart, which our waiter exclaimed was one of his favorites. She was generous enough to share it with me. It was delicious. You could taste the almond flavor inside the buttery pastry dough. There were also many plump sweet golden raisins baked into the tart shell. And of course there was pear on top.
CC also got me a present from her recent trip to Oregon. French macarons! My favorite.
I love how many flavors this place has. Violet, passionfruit, just to name a few. Each one was bursting with flavor. She also gave me this chart where they draw all the macaron flavors. I love the whimsical art and the paper is actually a subtle shimmering pink, though you can’t really see it from the photo. It was a good thing I chose a salad for lunch so I could enjoy these macarons.