Part Two can be found here
mmm-yoso!!! is the food blog. The writings are contributed by Kirk, ed (from Yuma), Cathy, Vicky L and a few others. We just take photos of what we eat and then write about it...an unusual hobby. Today, Cathy is writing. Everyone else is eating...Kirk is eating the most interesting food of all. He is on vacation. In a foreign country. Where they eat animals we would not consider eating. Prepared in a manner we would consider using.
The other Saturday morning The Mister and I found ourselves in the Sorrento Valley area, hungry.
Opera is in a food court mall, with about 6 other restaurants. This area is way crowded during the week, since people working at the surrounding offices apparently like to eat. Especially at the lunch hour. It is on Scranton Road, just off Mira Mesa Boulevard, East of the 805.
You walk in, order and pay, find a seat, put your number in that metal number holder thingy and soon, your coffee ($1.65) (if you ordered coffee-there are a variety of espresso drinks and teas as well as a soda fountain available) is delivered to your table.
Since it was early and breakfast time, The Mister chose the French Toast ($7.50).
Two slices of a *wonderful* brioche, dipped in a vanilla egg batter and fried perfectly lightly, placed on a raspberry sauce and served with warm maple syrup. Just a lightly crisp exterior, soft, not mushy bread interior. The serving size of two thick slices is quite large.
Trying to appear to be healthy (Hello Dr. B!), I ordered an egg white omelette ($8.95) which comes with a choice of three fillings (I chose mushrooms, tomatoes and asparagus) (other items to choose from are ham, Cheddar, Swiss, bacon, onion and peppers) and is served with a choice of a fruit cup or salad and also the Yukon Gold potatoes seen here.
I must confess, I did not expect much at all, but this was the *most* wonderful egg white omelet, perfectly made. Crispy exterior and fluffly light interior. Just like the French Toast. The vegetables had been sauteed and were so fresh and flavorful. The fruit salad was all ripe, good fruit. The potatoes were thick sliced sauteed to a light crispiness and yet were still soft. The Yukon Gold flavor was there.
Opera is known best for its pastries and sweets and baking as well as the crepes, quiches, croissant sandwiches and salads which are made to order and which make each meal an event.
Breakfast is served Mon-Fri from 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and again from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and all day on Saturday. The lunch post is coming soon. Featuring pastries!
Opera Patissieres Fines 9254 Scranton Road San Diego 92121 (858) 458-9050 Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., closed Sunday Website