Tuesday, May 25, 2010

la fonda, cabo

I got back from Cabo a couple of weeks ago, and once again had a wonderful time with Brendan and his dear parents. We have had dinner every visit at a place called La Fonda, every time with great anticipation because you knew you were going to get a great meal of exceptional quality in a charming setting. With that said, I just had to put a shout out about La Fonda and list it in my personal hall of fame as one of the best restaurants------you fill in the rest.

Located on Miguel Hildalgo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this hacienda styled restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining, a comfortable but upscale feel, and a variety of authentic dishes not seen on some menus geared toward more American tastes. The cream of poblano soup garnished with pumpkin blossoms is outstanding and Brendan considers the pibil ( pork stew) the best he has ever had. If you are a meat lover and dying for a fix, this is the place for you, with dishes like ribeye steak in whiskey adobo sauce, or Kurobuta pork chops with a light mole, plus a full bone of beef short rib simmered in a pan sauce that will bring tears to your eyes, and the best (and very unique) chiles rellenos, an ancho chili stuffed with mashed plantains and cheese. They really pride themselves on the use of top quality meats and produce and the presentation of the dishes is beautiful but not overly stylized. All in all, world class.

Friday, May 21, 2010

7105 marlborough terrace

My friend Fritz, known in the real estate business as FRITZ, works for Pacific Union in Montclair, Oakland, and he does one heck of a business in listing luxury properties. He is well known and past and current clients regard him with the highest esteem. And with good reason; Fritz leaves no stone unturned when it comes to marketing a property and delivering top customer service. For him, everything matters, right down to the background of a photo or the color of a throw pillow and the placement of an accessory. This is certainly the case with his recent listing at 7105 Marlborough Terrace. If this was the right time for you to buy, this stunning home, with exquisite one of a kind lighting and fixtures, slab granite counters, views that go on forever and bathrooms that will make you weak in the knees might be just the right home.