|Outside the restaurant|
When you enter the restaurant, the downstairs has the lounge area along with the hostess stand. We checked in and had to wait a few minutes before being taken upstairs to our table. We were seated in the main room, close to the waiter's stand. I'm kind of glad we were seated there. After our meal we took a walk around the rest of the restaurant, and while still nice, we liked the atmosphere of the main room the best.
|Interior of Carthay Circle|
We decided to start with the Pork Satay:
It wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I thought of Pork Satay, but it was absolutely delicious. It was made with pork belly instead of the usual pieces used for satay. Now, I have an aversion to fatty meats, but this was cooked so wonderfully and had a melt in your mouth quality to it. It was really excellent.
I had heard good things about the Meatball dish, so I went with that for my entree. It was a huge portion! I didn't even come close to finishing it. I found the meatballs to be slightly dry (they were chicken after all) but overall, the flavors were good.
My Mom had the "Cobb" Salad with flank steak.
As you can see, the meat was cooked perfectly and it wasn't a traditional Cobb Salad. She loved it, and I might have been a little jealous of her choice.
For dessert we split the Toasted Lemon Pound Cake
|Lemon Pound Cake|
This was an awesome dessert. Just the right size. The lemon flavor on this added just enough freshness and brightness to the dish without it tasting sour. We absolutely loved it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Carthay and would definitely stop back!
After the big lunch, we just weren't hungry when dinner time came around. So we decided on snacks from the Cozy Cones!
Mom opted for the Pretzel bits with cheese. And I went with Popcorn. They do have more than just plain popcorn, but I'm not terribly adventurous when it comes to my Popcorn, so I stuck with plain 'ol butter:
The snacks were good. I mean, there's not too much to say about them. They hit the spot for dinner that evening, but I wished there was more seating around the Cozy Cone area.
Paradise Garden Grill
After our "dinner," my sweet tooth was rearing it's ugly head. We strolled until I found something acceptable, I didn't want something huge and nothing at Ghiradelli's was standing out to me. We were back on Paradise Pier when I saw a Strawberry & Brownie skewer on a menu. Perfect!
Ummm, how delicious does that look? It was perfect and really tasty. If you want a sweet treat, I would definitely check it out!