Just an hour flight from Las Vegas is Laguna Beach Ca. A place of reprieve and ease, where the undulating ocean waters can lull you into a Zen like state and the cool ocean breezes can blow away the desert dust that has dried and dulled the senses. Let’s face it-sometimes you just have to get away from the hustle and harried heat of sin city.
Now with JetSuiteX, the convenience of climbing aboard the Embarer-135 while by-passing security screening, long lines and overcrowded conditions makes that ocean side jaunt an effortless and joyful interlude at surprisingly affordable pricing. (Make sure you use the discount code on the website for further savings.) The 30 leather business class type seats and complimentary beverage and snack service make the short one hour flight seem ultra transitory.
Upon Arriving at the private terminal in Santa Ana’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) a 30 minute Uber ride takes you to the a rare hotel that is literally on the beach, Pacific Edge Hotel. Although a bit pricy, the experience of overlooking the blue Pacific while the primal pounding of ocean waves is just below your window, is worth the extra expense.
Just a short walk down the beach is Las Brisas restaurant . Serving up a mix of Baja freshness with its California cuisine since 1979, this popular coastline venue has been attracting international and local diners for decades. Reservations are suggested since the 360 ocean views are where many longingly lust for the prime ocean side seats.
There is nothing better than a Las Brisas classic Margarita or hand crafted cocktail as the sun cascades into the golden rose colored Pacific waters. Recently new menu items have been added to keep the locals and visitors apprise of some revamped classics.
Begin with Ahi Taco Duo where slices of fresh Ahi are intermingled with cream. My avocado, sweet Asian pear and crunchy jicama while a dollop of sirarcha aioli brings a hit of heat. The Chicken Mole put the mmmmm in ole! An epazpote marinated chicken blanketed with decadent mole negro and topped with classic pico de gallo is a savory and satisfying addition.
For those seeking a vegan option, the new plus of the 3 Sisters Vegan Ragu is just for you. (The three sisters refer to the traditional Native American planting in close proximity of winter squash, corn and beans.) The ragu of roasted squash, corn, black beans, chick peas, quinoa accented with tangy lemon zest will satiate the most discriminating diner. For sea-food lovers the many fresh fish and crustaceans dishes are layered in authentic Mexican flavors and spices.
Las Brisas has been serving the finest in fresh Californian coastal cuisine 7 days a week for decades in Laguna Beach, where ambience and appetite are met with the artistry of Mother Nature.