P for Pasadena Day

Oui oui oui... Fifi has left Paris for the day... she will return to Paris tomorrow... but today... Fifi will be at the Pasadena Showcase House on her annual tour avec sa mère...

(image via Brochure for PasadenaShowcase.org)
"This idyllic property, of nearly five pastoral acres, has paths that meander over streams and under majestic oak trees t hat set the stage for this stately home. Designed in 1927 by renowned architect, Paul Williams, this quintessential English County Manor has a wealth of stunning features that make it a superb example of the elegance and sophistication that made Williams famous. Graceful woodcarvings, ornate plaster moldings, a vaulted ceiling and leaded glass windows echo the grand country estates of Britain. Some of the original tile and fixtures have been restored to maintain the integrity of the home. The estate includes a Bungalow adjacent to the pool and a Guest Cottage rich with rural charm."

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and then dining at a NEW Pasadena restaurant...

Old Town Pasadena next to Gold Cinema...

Cocktails to start our dining experience...  Dirty Martini pour ma mére and Cosmo pour moi...

This was two delicious appetizers... ooops FORGOT to photograph on their own plates... foccacia breads with different spreads and ahi tartare...
Potato leek soup...
Caesar salad
 
White Wine pour ma mére... Rose Champagne pour moi to have with our lunch...
Salmon on purée sauces and heirloom vegetables... 
Chantilly Cream over Butterscotch for dessert...
I hope YOU have a DELICIOUS day too!!! 

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5 comments:

JKW said...

This is a great view of Pasadena - not the same on I had in 1961, but albeit a great view - it has changed :) Blessings, Janet

French Heart said...

We used to live on the Arroyo overlooking the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The annual Showhouse was fabulous...and very exciting to live steps away from the media corner on Rose Parade Day! Thanks for the memories...Have a great day with your Mummy!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Oops wrong restaurant... I will repost about the real restaurant I attended later with real photos rather than ones online...

A Lady's Life said...

mmm I am trying to learn how to make spinach ricotta caneloni from scratch.
The thought of the mess is freaking me out lol

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I got to go see one of those Pasadina showhouses once and it was so much fun.

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