Pacific Tapas infuses the compact cuisine of Spanish tapas with the zinging flavors of the Pacific Rim to create plates full of mix and match delicacies. The rotating menu bewilders noshers with hypnotic swirls and a plethora of choices, which may include the gambas con pancetta, composed of grilled prawns wrapped in spanish bacon and served with a side of sherry dipping sauce ($10.50). Carnivores and horribly confused sea turtles can enjoy the chuletas de cordero, which pairs lamb shoulder chops rubbed in a coating of garlic with cucumber slices and a heap of grilled peach and corn salsa ($10.50) or the empanada turnovers featuring swirling serrano ham and manchego cheese topped with roasted red pepper and sautéed onions ($10.50). While sipping on the two glasses of sangria ($8 value each), watch a breathtaking sunset over the Pacific Ocean or defiantly challenge the moon to a staring contest.
Mammoth portions of sandwiches, comfort fare and classic breakfasts test table strength within the log-cabin interior of Lumberjacks Restaurant. After perusing the lengthy menu, patrons can gaze up at the towering façade of roasted turkey clubs ($8.99), whose three layers of toast house bacon, american cheese, lettuce and tomato. A chili burger ($8.99), topped with cheddar and onions, doffs its uppermost bun to chivalrously greet suiting mouths. A slow-braised post roast with vegetables and gravy ($12.99) assumes its honored position among dinner entrees, arriving at tables with a choice of a side as well as soup or a custom-made lettuce amalgamation from the salad bar.
The restaurant at The Heritage House Resort, 5200 Restaurant & Lounge, embodies the quiet and the elegant simplicity of the property's oceanfront setting. Serving "farm-to-fork cuisine," the chefs draw largely on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to build stunning plates that are almost too pretty to eat?almost, but not quite.