If I could bottle the feeling I had tonight and sell it, I would be wealthy. You simply cannot buy this. Allow me to expound and illustrate. Indulge me for a moment. For, in the end, a moment is all we have. Tonight, I ate and drank at Pacifica Restaurant, on El Paseo, in Palm Desert.
Pacifica has been one of my favorite places since I moved to the desert in 2004. There you will find seafood and over 150 vodkas. If you aren't sure how to choose, ask your bartender to make a recommendation. Times I've done this have provided new experience.
My favorite appetizer is this: Seared Ahi Tataki 12/15 Seaweed salad, ponzu sauce, chili oil, ginger - at happy hour prices, with bread and butter that tastes like dessert, you can fill up and be happy. They also have happy hour pricing on salads and the essentials like fish tacos. Click the link for my Seared Ahi above to see their menu.
But, that's not the half of it. The ambiance, that's the better part. You cannot buy this. All you have to do is show up and pay attention. You'll see it. Like a dance, your bartenders, Amanda and Ashley, work it like a ballet. Watch closely and you'll see the camaraderie, the cooperation, and the care they put into managing their position and place as they manage the space behind and beyond the bar. Choreography wouldn't do as well. It is impromptu. You have to see it for yourself.
By the time I finished my drink and my dinner, I was simply astonished at the way I felt. It was all puppies and rainbows and better than that. My tummy was full and my mood fully satiated. That's pure arrogance for, I was happy. Yes, that's how I think and that's how I write.
Ignore me. Go to Pacifica and enjoy. That's all I'm trying to say.