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Sunday evening and I went out with my mum and dad for a belated Gotcha Day celebration. I am proud to say I have been part of the Austin family for 29 years now! Proud and honored!

I was craving a good burger so we decided on dinner at Umami BurgerΒ at the Lakes in Westlake Village. We chose to brave the breeze and sat down outside on the patio with a great view of the lake’s fountain while sipping our water, iced tea and soda. (FYI – the sodas are bottled and therefore no free refills.)

Recommended: The Truffle Burger!

Since it was our first time at the restaurant, we asked our waitress for her recommendation and unanimously ordered three Truffle Burgers. Boy was I not disappointed.

Truffle, Truffle, Truffle

The house-made truffle cheese and truffle glaze were sinful. As I said, this was a foodie’s paradise of a weekend. The cheese melted in my mouth, the patty was extremely moist and juicy (I ordered mine medium-well and it was equivalent to a standard restaurant’s medium), the bun worth every single carbohydrate (not kidding!), and the glaze was perfectly rich and complimentary of the burger. I even used the leftover glaze to dip my fries. Yum. Yum.

Save Room for Ice Cream

After savoring every bite of my Truffle Burger, I was craving a little something more and was tempted by the ice cream offerings. I had never tried such flavors as Salted Chocolate and Brown Butter Pecan and after a minute’s hesitation (who was I kidding?) I ordered a scoop of L.A. Creamery‘s Brown Butter Pecan in a waffle cone.

Being such a literal-ist, I was almost disappointed the ice cream was not brown in color. Lol. Apart from that minor disappointment, I was in seventh heaven. My mum, dad, and I all agreed that this was some of the creamiest, softest, and tastiest ice cream we’d ever had. Yum. Yum. And the cinnamon flavor of the waffle cone? Well, it perfectly complemented the butter pecan flavor.

Extremely satisfied, dad paid the check (thank you!!) and we headed off into the sunset. <3

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