Sunday, September 20, 2015

Escargot and a Great Escape Room

I tried Escargot for the first time this weekend at The French Gourmet in La Jolla. Despite my qualms about eating snails, I had high hopes since the scorpion I ate in China turned out to be quite good. Cooked with butter and garlic, the flavor of the escargot was fine but I just couldn't deal with the chewy texture. I ate two more but I needed a piece of bread to help them down. The rest of the meal was delicious. Tori really enjoyed her Mushroom Marsala Chicken and my Filet Mignon in BĂ©arnaise sauce was cooked just the way I like it.

On Sunday, Kenny and Jill came with Tori and I to experience the Great Escape Room downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter. Our small group was joined by six other ladies as we entered Houdini's Hidden Workshop with just one hour to complete our mission. I won't spoil any of the details but we needed to find clues and solve puzzles necessary to open the numerous locks trapping the soul of the famous escape artist. It was fun and I helped solve at least 5 of the puzzles. While having 10 people in the room definitely helped, sometimes I missed out on some of the important clues being found while I was busy working in another part of the room. It was close call but we finished with 5 minutes to spare. Yay!

Afterwards, Kenny suggested we eat over at ComĂșn Kitchen by Petco Park. They had really delicious street tacos and self-serve electronic beer taps that tracked how much you poured from each one. I can normally handle spicy salsa but their habanero salsa burned the mouth for about 5 minutes after eating so I had to make sure to take very small amounts.

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