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Travel: Top 5 eats at Hotel Del

Food, Travel, UncategorizedLorely MezaComment

hoteldel We just returned from the most fun little mini vacay to San Diego's  Hotel Del Coronado on Corona Island.  We spent five days over the holiday weekend swimming, beaching and eating our body weight in delicious treats. Not only is Hotel Del so uber romantic it's a fabulous family resort full of fun extras for the kiddos. For all our fun check out my Instagram feed for all the goods.  As we arrived, the kids were greeted with fun backpacks full of goodies and sent on a great scavenger hunt around the resort.  Among all the fun activities and the gorgeous amenities, we had some of the yummies dinners, cocktails and treats.  Below is a round up of some of my faves...


1. Waffle cone from Mootime Creamery

Fresh off the press is the best waffle cone ever at Mootime Creamery.  With endless customizable flavors you can build your own decadence.  The girls loved Silly Vanilly which is bubble gum blue and I went crazy for the Chocolate Mint.


2.  Marilyn Martini

The resort is known for it's celeb guests one being the one and only Marilyn Monroe.  One of my all time faves Some Like it Hot was filmed at Hotel Del and so the drink was coined the Marilyn.  I am a sweeter martini drinker but Erik really liked this one.  The Marilyn is made with Nolet's Gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, lemon twist.  Cheers!

3.  Chilean Sea Bass at SheerWater restaurant

I am a big seafood fan and one of my all time faves is Chilean Sea Bass. At Sheerwater they pan roast the bass in a Lobster sauce and served with butternut squash risotto and oyster mushrooms.  OMG!!!  So decadent!  The rich sauce and risotto are the yummiest compliment to the gorgeous fish.  A must try for fish lovers.


4.  Hibiscus Lemonade Adult Shaved Ice

The temps were starting to rise on the beach and after a morning of boogie boarding and shell collecting it was time for some shaved ice.  Capri opted for a Berrylicious with Monin Wildberry syrup and fresh lemonade.  Erik and I opted for the adult ice. I got the Hibiscus Lemonade  which was made with Bacardi Limon, Lemonade and Monin Hibiscus.  Yum!!  The perfect treat for a hot afternoon of beaching.


5. Chocolate Pecan Crumble

It's gooey and chocolatey and basically what dreams are made of.   Baked in a caste iron boat, the decadent chocolate sauce oozes all over the pecans and creates a rich creamy cake like texture.  The crispy crumble on top ads the perfect amount of texture to balance out the yumminess.