It was a very busy Easter weekend…
Sweet Lady Jane -
That triple berry cake is a delight! You can order same day via their ToastTab site if you don’t have time to do it 48 hours in advance. I am curious about their chocolate triple berry version.
Mango passionfruit cream pie is good, but not yet optimal. The mangoes are not quite ripe enough to make the whole thing sing like the choir of cherubs that welcome you to the pearly gates.
The strawberry roll cake reminds me so much of Nagomi Cake House and Patisserie Chantilly…a delightful and airy vanilla sponge with whipped cream and ripe strawberries…but there’s a drizzle of passionfruit curd and lovely edible flowers. If you see strawberry cheesecake cream puffs…get some. They are so good!
Luis’ Butcher Shop (Downey) -
I’ve been to tied up that I forgot to order a brisket from Amboy. So I called a local shop offering certified Angus beef and got a great deal on a CAB whole brisket. For $5.99/lb, we got a 17 lb. brisket that they trimmed for me. Saving me a little trouble and time because I am not yet a good butcher.
It was really good. We’ve all kinds of Easter leftovers. I had brisket nachos for dinner last night.
Isla Cuban Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar (Buena Park)
We celebrated a family birthday at a local favorite. In addition to some Cuban traditional dishes, they also make a solid Loma Saltado. Theo mojitos are good here and on weekend evenings, they have a band come out and play Latin hits.