We took part yesterday in Marina Del Rey's 50th Birthday Bash which will continue through the weekend and includes L.A."s Marinafest Boat Show.
The outdoor patio of Marina Del Rey Hotel's Salt Restaurant was where we enjoyed cocktails and tasty appetizers while watching two tall sailing ships engaged in a mock sea battle with cannons roaring.
Executive Chef Mark Gold of the newly opened Salt Restaurant at the hotel provided the excellent appetizers.
We also had the opportunity to meet and chat with Erique Castillo, food and beverage manager at the Salt Restaurant which features a contemporary decor and ambiance with menu to match.
The 50th anniversary bash included participation by many of the hotels and restaurants of the area as well as a boat parade and classic car show.
The weatherman cooperated with perfect weather as we socialized on the lawn of the Marina Del Rey Hotel which recently enjoyed a complete renovation.