2nd Birthday Party for our Littlest Family Member!
Cakes and cupcakes were from Nothing Bundt Cakes
(Brea). Strawberries & Cream were my favorite.
But I literally got a head rush from the frosting. What the heck is all that sugar doing to kids?
Food was from Wing Stop & Chema’s Tacos in Whittier
The next day was girls’ day - wedding dress shopping, followed by brunch on Abbott Kinney in Venice
I was hoping for a glass of champagne or sparkling wine at the bridal shop. But I guess a glass of water with a rosebud in it is nice.
I’d had enough of water with little rosebuds or otherwise. I made quick work of that Lambrusco. I don’t recall the maker, but the description had ‘pietra rosso’ in quotes. I’m not sure why it would be in quotes - maybe a wine person can explain it.
They have an insanely delicious looking cinnamon sticky bun, but the person next to us got the last one. He did manage to look apologetic as he scarfed it down.
Short Rib Hash, Baked Egg w/Gremolata, Horseradish Sauce, Charred Slice of La Brea Bakery Bread
There was nothing hash about it. Nice chunks of tender short rib, pan fried (or roasted) potatoes, deliciously savory gravy, baked egg still runny enough to ooze into the gravy to be sopped up by the potatoes and meat, drizzled with sharp & creamy horseradish sauce.
This is the kind of meal I take bites of but never order myself. I saw it and had to have it! Sooo good!
Biscuit, Sausage & Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes
This wasn’t my dish, so I just tried the potatoes for research. I’m a hash brown or thin sliced breakfast potato kinda’ gal. To me the chunks are usually a boring, obligatory breakfast side dish. Not these. They were soft inside w/a nice, caramelized exterior. The soft scrambled eggs w/chives looked right up my alley. My friend said she liked everything about the dish.
Avert your eyes @catholiver. It’s a Toto!
I wasn’t expecting much from The Tasting Kitchen other than they had food, drinks and were close to the bridal shop. It was very satisfying! Definitely a solid consideration for your stay in Venice @CeleryVictor.
Side bar: the continuing transformation of Venice is interesting. While some things change, some stay the same. On this part of Abbott Kinney there is still that curious gaggle of bikers congregating on the sidewalk and the street. While inside the restaurants and shops there are expensively rumpled gentrifiers and pretty, young ladies dressed up in their expensive Easter best. Such is the coexistence of Angelenos…
Happy April Weekend Eating!