Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa - Ojai, Ca



For over 80 years, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has been considered one of the best secrets among leisure and business travelers. Escape to this historic resort of casual elegance offering you 220 acres featuring luxury accommodations, Spa Ojai, and a championship golf course.

The Oak Grill is where we had dinner. Prime steaks, chops and the freshest seafood are featured on the dinner menu. The chefs feature garden grown and hand made ingredients complimenting the dramatic surrounding scenery. The award winning wine list and professional and knowledgeable service staff will complete a dining experience that will exceed expectations.


The first order was the Ahi Tuna Tartar served with crispy Wontons. The was amazing! Avocado and citrus rounded out the plate. Loved it. Couldn't finish it though!


Sister just had to order the crab cakes! These were pretty special ones though. In fact the best I have had in awhile. Ojai Valley Inn does it right!

The last dish that came out was the Lobster Risotto - umm... wow! So creamy, rich and just fabulous! The lobster was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The risotto was also executed correctly and had enough bite without being overdone.


I wish I had taken better photos or had even remembered what exactly else was on the menu. I was just consumed in the sheer beauty of the Ojai Valley. The beautiful oak trees, lush terrain and beautiful mountains just seem to take over all senses. The Spa is world renowned, so it is official, I have to try it! Will come back at you for more Ojai!

9 comments:

PulledPorker said...

I never order lobster pasta or risotto because I've experienced way too many meals of chefs unloading inferior lobster as a complement to a dish. But that looks absolutely fantastic.

Shelly Borrell said...

Hola amiga :) The sky looks amazing in your photo and I want that Lobster Risotto!!! You've got some great stuff up now. It made me hungry. Happy riding and writing.

Ciao, Shelly

Teanna said...

That sounds like a fantastic place to eat! The pictures are great, as well! Thanks so much for linking my blog to yours!!! I am honored and will be sure to do the same!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place and the food looks spectacular too! I hope you do try the spa ... I'd love to hear about it! :)

Jennifer Good Taste said...

WOW - Ojai is beautiful! That food looks awesome! I will have another Saladbrations post for tomorrow! :)

Kristin said...

Lobster risotto? Yummmmmmmmmmm.

Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

Looks delicious. I could use a spa vacation!

foodhoe said...

from the days of the original bionic woman, I've always wanted to go to ojai! looks like a gorgeous location and the food sounds great. beautiful pix too btw!

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