Thursday, February 23, 2012

We went to Mozambique!

Where are we today? 
The Chateau at Lake San Marcos

We picked our son, Gregory, up at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana at about 6 pm. He had driven from Las Vegas in a rented Mustang Convertible, taking backroads and spending time in the desert. He loved the drive, stopping to take photos along the way.

From the airport we went to Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach. What a fabulous place. Michael had the Prawns Peri-Peri, Greg had the Wild Salmon on cous cous and I had the Lobster special. The food was outstanding! I accompanied this with a South African Chardonnay. South Africa makes wonderful wines. If you have not tried them, the next time you are in the supermarket/bottle store do yourself a favour and pick up a bottle or two. We also had a South African Liqueur called Amarula, which in my opinion is so much nicer than Baileys Irish Creme

The owners of this restaurant are South African and we met up with George Poulos, whom we had met last year as well. His family had run the best drive-in restaurant in Durban, South Africa and we were regular patrons there. It was called Tropicale. They had the best double thick Chocolate Malted Milkshakes in the world. The family eventually had to walk away from it as it had become the target of thieves and gunmen.

I am so sorry that I forgot once again to take photos of the food. It was beautifully presented and was wonderful.

If you are ever in Laguna beach. I strongly recommend that you try their cuisine.

Next post, Dudley's Bakery, Julian, Anzo Borrego State park, Borrego Springs,  and the Salton Sea.


  1. It sounds wonderful! I'm starting to get in the habit of taking photos of our food at restaurants. We haven't been anywhere as unusual as your Mozambique place, though. Maybe someday!

  2. Photos of food, yes too bad, you forgot. But at least you enjoyed it.

  3. It's good to post pictures so when you need to go back and refresh your memory it helps bring back all those good thoughts. Looking forward to the bakery. That would be my favorite.

  4. sounds wonderful....I never think to take pictures of the food either..I leave that up to George and Suzie :)