February 24, 2017

Chicks Reunion In LA, Nobu And Sun

by Marjan
Our bi-annual, February Los Angeles reunion was on course recently as Anja flew down from Switzerland for another wonderful Southern California visit. Escaping the last dreadful winter days of Bern, Anja was hoping to soak up the sun in our drought stricken State. "What drought?" Anja asked. It rained half the days of her stay, leaving her to second guess 'alternative facts in the fake news' regarding our Californian drought! When we were not discussing our current state of political havoc, we reminisced missing our fourth Savorychick, Sun! Yes, a Savorychicks reunion would not be complete without Sun or the bright Californian sunshine! We wished we had a lot more of both.

Redbird Downtown LA

Always open to exploring restaurants in LA, we enjoyed trying out new places recommended to us by our long time friend, Karen. Our top two favorite recommended places were Cassia and Redbird. Anja had a list of her favorite 'California to-do' list such as visiting our Bonsall ranch in San Diego, cooking together, hiking Los Leones in Santa Monica, soaking up California's sunshine when possible, and of course, Nobu!
It goes without saying, the pinnacle of our dinning experience is always Nobu. It is the only consistent restaurant on Anja's 'must dine' list- always without exception. I am happy to report, Nobu, Malibu is still my favorite restaurant of all times. Back in 2009 when we first started blogging, I wrote an article describing as best I could my love for Nobu, Malibu. With gratitude, it still continues to impress us plate after plate with consistent perfection.  Somethings have changed such as location (a very good change), some of my favorite staff and servers (I was sad to experience) and green tea crepe (unfortunately no longer on the menu). Back in 2012, they moved from a tinny hidden restaurant at the end ally of a shopping mall in Malibu to a breath taking location with views of the Pacific Ocean off of PCH. As we savored our lunch, we were overjoyed witnessing dolphins swimming in our ocean front views. Yes, peaceful perfection! Most restaurants which expand in size tend to loose quality, taste and the art of fine dinning. Not Nobu Malibu! It is still serving perfection: one plate at a time.













I'm glad somethings never change: dependable friendships, love of food, sunshine after the rain, and yes, Nobu!
Mark you calendar Sun, we expect you to join us February 2019!






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