Our hotel is across the street from an upscale mall, Fashion Island, that has lots of restaurants including the Cheesecake Factory. Instead of going to the close-by restaurant, we drove to Irvine since it has an open-air mall with a ferris wheel! We arrived right before dark and had a beautiful view of the colorful sky. Then we walked to the other side of the mall to one of the 20+ restaurants at this place, the Cheesecake Factory.To save room for dessert, I strayed from my usual Spicey Cashew Chicken and split a chicken parmesan sandwich with Steven. Even with splitting the entrée, I could only eat half of my cheesecake. We have different tastes when it comes to dessert, so we each got our own. I had the White Chocoloate Raspberry Truffle (check out that tower of whipped cream) and Steven had Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple. Next time we’ll split dessert too!