Sugar & Scribe is a little bakery located in Pacific Beach. Despite its small space, it offers a wide range of goodies, including cupcakes, pies, brownies, scones, cookies, and pretty much any other dessert item. We recently discovered it and have already been back a few times.
We don’t travel a lot to the PB area, but Sugar & Scribe even has parking in the back, making it much more desirable to visit.
The baked goods are made from scratch and I enjoy the homey taste and familiarity of them.
At the end of last year, we visited Napa Valley and had a really nice lunch at Redd. I never got around to posting about it until now.
On my previous trips to Napa Valley, Redd always seemed to be buzzing with business, so I put it on my to-do list. I became even more interested when I found out they offer a tasting menu. My mom had strongly been hinting that she wanted to experience the tasting menu meals she’s read about on the blog, so this was the perfect opportunity to take her.
One unique thing about their tasting menu is that it is served in pairs. So instead of a 5 course tasting menu, you technically get to taste 10 dishes– as long as your pair is willing to share.
Yellowfin tuna tartare, asian pear, chili oil, fried rice, cilantro
Sashimi of hamachi, sticky rice, edamame, lime ginger sauce
From this pairing, I preferred the hamachi. The sashimi was quite fresh and light.
Patrole Sole, creamy jasmine rice, clams, chorizo, saffron curry nage
Caramelized diver scallops, cauliflower puree, almonds, golden raisins
From this second course, I preferred the sole. It was a hearty dish, perfect for winter. The scallops were a tad on the small side and a little too salty.