Thursday, March 27, 2014

Restaurant Review - Nordstrom Cafe Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Today I met my girlfriend Joy at Fashion Island for a little retail therapy and lunch. We shopped for quite a while and decided to eat lunch at the Nordstrom Cafe - because it is usually quite quick.  Today it was quite slow. First a little over a week ago they changed the format of the restaurant and now the hostess gives you a menu and you order with a waiter. They also have a wine list. They serve wine and beer now. They have also added some new menu items.

Today we both ordered a "new" salad. I say a new salad because I always order the Cilantro Lime Shrimp salad - yummy!

But today we both ordered The Fresh Berry and Fig Salad with Goat Cheese - the description of the salad -

Fresh seasonal berries, dried figs, goat cheese and spiced candied almonds on organic baby greens and arugula with a vanilla bean vinaigrette.

The fresh berries were raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. We both loved the fresh berries and goat cheese. However, Joy did not get any candied almonds. And the nuts are her favorite part of the salad. So they brought her a little cup of nuts. Then I said these figs are fantastic. Joy started digging through her salad. She did not have one fig. So once again they brought her a little cup of figs.

Then it took forever to get our bill and the change. Despite this incident - we will always love Nordstrom Cafe!