Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Birthday Outing in Pasadena

For various reasons, today was the day selected to celebrate my business partner Robin's birthday. We always take each other to lunch to celebrate rather than give gifts. This year I chose to take her on a walking food tasting tour in Old Town Pasadena. Pasadena is a great town (you've heard of the Rose Parade?) full of lovely architecture with wonderful hidden courtyards and alleys along with many one-of-a-kind restaurants.

In no particular order, some of the places we stopped to do some tasting are shown here.

No explanation necessary.

Chinese fusion


Just a cool alley.

Yummy bakery.

I think they called this Opera Cake. Reminded you of a richer Tiramisu.

Chocolates. Really good chocolates.
I missed some pictures, like of the Mexican Torta Restaurant, the Gelato place, and the homemade soap place. It was a good day.

11 comments:

Khris said...

What a great way to spend a good friends birthday...lucky Robyn...hugs
Khris

Melissa said...

Marilyn, that looks like such a fun day! I don't know how you managed it without getting food on the camera! I know I would have! LOL!!

creativedawn said...

Sounds like a great way to celebrate a birthday!!! lucky Robin and yummmmmmmm
hugz, Pam

Robin said...

We had an absolutely wonderful day. Thank you so much, I loved it!

Karen Mallory said...

What a great gift and so yummy!! Good thing It was a walking tasting tour. Helped burn off some of those calories!!
hugs Karen

Lois said...

What a lovely treat and lovely photos... lucky Robin.
Hugs
Lois

beth said...

sounds like a great day!!

Melinda said...

Well, what did you have to eat and what great stuff came home with you and Robin?

Beeshebags said...

Hi Marilyn, I'm glad I was sitting down when I read this post....with pics...lol You're getting good at remembering to take the camera now AND to use it hey? lmao

The alley that you mention....I can see market stalls in it...you know like the small ones you see in old English movies? Would make a nice quaint old market I think.

You and Robin are both lucky to have such a wonder friend and business partner.

Hugs
Naomi

Jolene Yen said...

What a fun and creative thing to do to celebrate a special day. I loved the pictures - especially the alley shot!

amandajean said...

Looks like a perfect way to celebrate your friend's birthday! What a yummy day it must have been. :)