Monday, October 7, 2013

San Diego: Croce's

I happened upon Croce's in the Gaslamp District and had a very pleasant meal. The restaurant is owned by the family of singer/songwriter Jim Croce; yes, the title of their cookbook really is "Thyme in a Bottle." The service was what one would hope for in a family establishment: attentive and gracious but not overbearing.

I started off with a gazpacho soup that was very refreshing. It included a few chunks of avocado as well as tomato and other tidbits. A cold soup needs to be a little thick but not in a heavy way; this soup his the right balance of textures.

My main course was a wild salmon. The skin was seared very nicely; a few pieces of savory bacon garnished the top. It was surrounded with several types of beans and a broth that featured ginger. The salmon was very nicely cooked and the beans and broth were an outstanding accompaniment.

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