Monday, March 15, 2010
Destination Las Campanas
The tortilla soup is good. The broth is more complex than most restaurant versions- layered with a hint of chipotle chili hidden within a the tomato puree. The condiments of guacamole, cheese and avocado on the side are a nice touch.
But go to Las Campanas for the garden setting. It is rich with ideas to adopt. The seating at Las Campanas Restaurant is all outdoors. The serape isn't just for decoration. It is to be wrapped around the shoulders of any diner who finds the air a bit to crisp.
Mature palm trees form a fine canopy in this garden dining room protected from the urban streets of Riverside by the welcoming structure of the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.
Color and taste aren't the only senses served. Wild and wild looking birds serenade to the sound of splashing fountains.
We came in through the front door. But leaving through the back- the rhythm of color and form underneath the vine covered walkway-....
This just might be how the entrance to heaven looks. Don't you think?
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