Tina took me out for a belated birthday dinner this weekend at Mar’sel at Terranea. She really is like the older sister I never had, always directing me to many a delicious meals. I missed those days when she would pack me lunch. No more beef noodle soup or Asian sandwiches anymore at work. Anyhoo…
We chose to sit outside for dinner, hoping the clouds would clear and we would be able to see the sunset. No such luck.
I don’t drink much, so when our server asked us about bubblies and such, I politely declined. Then she offered us mocktails. I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone actually offer to make me a mocktail. I liked her.
Mar’sel, they do good bread. Really good bread. I like a good bread.
Santa Barbara spot prawns? Umm…if you say so. I don’t like having to peel the shells myself at a nice restaurant.
Dungeness crab toast. BRIOCHE!
Bone marrow may not be for everyone, but I love it.
Roasted duck confit. CONFIT!
Hangar steak :)
We were going to skip dessert, but our server brought us salted caramel pudding and cookies. How could we say no?
Thank you Tina for a wonderful birthday dinner!
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275