Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chocolat (San Diego)

If there was one regret I have about my San Diego trip, it is that coming down with a cold meant I missed out on valuable opportunities for good dining.  Saturday was my last day in the sunny city, and I wanted to make the best of it.  For lunch, I decided to visit Chocolat in the GasLamp Quarter.  Rodzilla had actually recommended their gelato to me, but being sick and all I really wasn't up for a frozen treat.  What I didn't realize was that Chocolat serves more than just gelato - a friend mentioned the previous evening that she had crepes there and loved it!  So the deal was sealed.  I would go check out the crepes at Chocolat.  (They also serve panini and other desserts.)

I ordered one of the savory crepes, with Portabello and Guyere, and took a seat in the small patio outside.  The crepe arrived in just a few short minutes, and it was highly satisfying.  The crepes themselves reminded me a slight bit of Pamela's famous hotcakes in Pittsburgh - fresh and tasty with a crispy edge.  It was delicious.

Portabello and Guyere Crepe at Chocolat
Portabello and Guyere Crepe

Portabello and Guyere Crepe at Chocolat
Portabello and Guyere Crepe

Sitting by the sidewalk watching people stroll by on this busy Saturday afternoon was the perfect way to enjoy my last day in San Diego.  Before I end my last San Diego post, I leave you with two more photos from the inside of the store:

Gelato at Chocolat
One of two gelato cases at Chocolat

Inside Chocolat

If there is a next time in San Diego, I will be sure to come back for the gelato.

Restaurant info:
509 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
On the web: http://www.chocolatsandiego.com
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChocolatSD

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