When Amelia Seton opened her restaurant in 1961, she filled the menu with favorite dishes from her native Sorrento, Italy, as well as with catches off Balboa Island. Now helmed by multiple generations of Setons, Amelia's Seafood & Italian Restaurant serves dinners of clam bisque and Amelia's recipes for calamari and bouillabaisse. Pastas such as angel hair and linguine twirl beneath alfredo and lemon-butter sauces with meatballs and chicken breasts, and the kitchen prepares veal and chicken in traditional parmigiana, marsala, and piccata styles. Back in Sorrento, Amelia's extended family still runs her brother's restaurant, which stays connected to Amelia's Seafood & Italian Restaurant via tin-can telephone.
Sol Restaurant's Sunday brunch boasts a sweet and savory variety of breakfast and lunch dishes, served in a relaxing, solarium-style dining room or on a sun-soaked outdoor patio. Serve yourself from the bountiful buffet, populated by platters piled with early-morning favorites, including smoked Scottish salmon, breakfast potatoes, and belgian waffles. A neighboring make-your-own omelet station hosts an on-duty chef who will sauté a custom mix of meat, vegetables, and cheese or perform a dramatic monologue from Julie and Julia. Those preferring the lunch side of brunch can opt for more noon-based options, such as the chicken brochette flanked by saffron couscous, or the beef medallions doused in rustico sauce. Complementing the endless gauntlet of gastronomy is an equally endless supply of champagne, which, unlike a Mobius strip, encourages lively conversation.
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