Monday, January 16, 2012
After the walk we went back to the hotel to relax before heading out for dinner. We made reservations for iGatti for dinner but they didn't have anything until 8:30 so we hung out in hotel until it was time to go to dinner. The restaurant was within walking distance so we walked to the restaurant. This time there was hardly anybody out on the street like earlier. It was really busy at the restaurant and even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait for a table. I guess they had several large groups come in before us. We started off the meal with the Pear Carpaccio salad which was so good then the entrees of Lamb Shank with portobello/shitake mushrooms, risotto and spinach and spaghetti and meatballs. For dessert I had the molten chocolate bundt cake with vanilla gelato and hubby had the caramel basket with vanilla gelato and fruit. The whole meal was so good. We really loved the Pear Carpaccio salad now we want to make it at home.
The next morning they were at it again. We walked to breakfast. I had a ham and cheese egg scramble that came with hash browns and hubby and eggs with ham and hash browns. After breakfast we checked out of the hotel and drove to Saratoga to look around. There weren't as many people walking around there as in Los Gatos. There were also a lot of empty store fronts so I guess they aren't doing as well. They are also a tourist town but you wouldn't know it. We went to Hakone Gardens which is a lovely Japanese garden. We had been there about 13 years ago when we were looking for a place to get married. Then we headed back home to go catch the second half of our son's basketball game. Unfortunately they lost the game. The team they played is the number one team in the league so they played really and our boys gave it their best shot but..
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