As I make my way to the Amtrak station in Los Angeles, California, given that I only have 2 days off before my next job. I figured why not visit our amazing celebrity Chef Rodney LoveJones in San Diego. What could it hurt? The train ride, round trip, was only a meager $74.00 U.S dollars.
As I made my way to my seat, with my one suitcase, with what I deemed necessary for the short visit. The conductor quickly helped me with my luggage. I was happy to see there were plugs so that I can charge my electronic devices that I most definitely can’t do without. To my pleasant surprise it had free WIFI, so double bingo for me. The ride was approximately three hours each way. It would give me the opportunity to catch up on some notes and gather my thoughts.
The seats were quite spacious and comfortable, it would be Business class on an aircraft if I were on a plane. It was fully equipped with a snack car should I became in need of some refreshments. So I was all set.
To my pleasant surprise the station was absolutely magnificent, prestine. The streets were equally clean and quite lovely. Chef LoveJones, being the gentlemen that he is greeted me with flowers and an embrace. At that exact moment I knew this journey would be everything I could imagine.
He showed me the downtown area of San Diego-Old Town. The local businesses, the hotels, the restaurants just beautiful. After getting a brief tour of the area he took me to his kitchen and began to whip me something in his kitchen. The food was divine, pasta and vegetables served with white wine, in less then 30 minutes. After enjoying this enchanted moment, I fell asleep in total satisfaction and excited about what tomorrow already promised to bring.
For breakfast we drove to his establishment where he is the General Manager, 2Good2B, Gluten Free bakery that promises to awaken your taste buds. The teas, the muffins, the quiches, all freshly made right on the premises. They cater weddings and also do wedding cakes, desserts and appetizers that would definitely suit your wedding needs.
As an accomplished Chef, Rodney LoveJones, has fed the likes of Presidents, celebrities, models and now me. So to plan a wedding menu for him is effortless.
He later continued my tour of San Diego by showing me the parks, the art district, and the San Diego beaches, at night I might add. The view was breath taking. The tree lined streets, the shopping, art, architecture was definitely an experience for me. The shops in what may come to be my favorite spot in San Diego, Solo- Salana Beach was like heaven for me as a book lover. Great gifts for your guests and wedding party.
The next day a friend called and met me for lunch and took me to experience one of the towns quaint restaurant, Thyme. The food was also divine. The setting cozy and comfortable like visiting my mothers home. Across the street lays The Inn At Ranch Santa Fe. This historical property sits in the heart of the small town.
If you are a lover of small quaint, artsy and chic. Santa Fe may be the spot for you. From The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course, Live Music, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. You will be in honeymoon bliss. Should you decide to actually host your wedding in the small town of wonderful historical sights you and your guests will sure to have many memorable moments.
For more information on the great things to do in San Diego, please visit: http://www.sandiego.org. Bon Voyage.