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April 30, 2014

Filed Under : EAT - MY LIFE - RECIPES

brunch at my house / the style eater

brunch at my house / the style eater

Last weekend was one of my favorites in recent history. On Saturday, my family drove down for a quick visit to my favorite plant nursery. My mom has good plant juju so I found 3 more plant children to add to my ever-growing collection. Which reminds me, should I do a blog post specifically about my plants? Anyway, good plant juju and the best nurseries on this side of the Mississippi means a super great Saturday.

On Sunday, a few of my friends came over for brunch, making me all kinds of happy and stuff. Hosting people at my house feels like it could be my life calling. I’m in the zone while hosting. I get myself. I understand my abilities and limits. I have crazy to-do lists, clean the house from top to bottom, and make 3 batches of biscuits from scratch – you know, none of the qualities I display on a normal basis, but throw me some guests to host and I’m like HELLO, let me make you a fruit bowl out of 8 different varieties of fruit. Ugh, I love it.

Anyway, I made some mini frittatas (but swapped the ham for turkey breakfast sausage, swapped the parm for sharp cheddar, and swapped the parsley for chopped spinach) and these biscuits. My biscuits did not look half as glorious as the recipe’s looked, but you win some, you lose some. Also, I panicked 15 minutes before guests arrived because it didn’t look like there was enough food for 8 peeps, so I made Kyle run across the street to a diner and pick up breakfast potatoes (what a good sport). Ok so maybe hosting isn’t my life calling after all, but I certainly do love any excuse to hang out with my friends and eat biscuits.

Downtown, Benedict, & Macarons

October 25, 2010

Filed Under : EAT

Have I ever mentioned I’m a sucker for Groupon?  Well…I am.  Whether it be deals on a restaurant, tickets to a local play, or laser hair-removal on the cheap, I practically need the daily Groupon everyday.  So last month when the site was offering 50% off an annual membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown LA, I purchased that Groupon quicker than I could realize I would never actually use it.  Determined to prove myself wrong (about never using it),  Kyle and I decided to head downtown this past Saturday to get our MOCA memberships some usage.

When we got there, we perused around for a hot minute and then realized we needed brunch…and STAT.  Sorry – no photos from MOCA.  Next time, though.  Remember, I have a membership now so I can go back anytime.

As for brunch, we decided upon Bottega Louie, my favorite place in downtown!  I want to live there.  Inside Bottega Louie, I mean.  It’s broken down into 2 parts: the restaurant and the gourmet market.  The restaurant reminds me of New York – loud, industrial, and really classy.  The market is quintessential Paris, full of beautiful tarts and French macarons.  Wandering through Bottega Louie, I felt like I was on vacation!  I was twirling around and snapping photos and giggling aloud!!!  Oh, and the food was exquisite.  So delicious.  Fresh.  Innovative.  Rich in flavor.  Perfectly portioned.  Thanks to Bottega Louie, I have a feeling I’ll be getting lotssss of usage out of my MOCA membership.

Bottega Louie brunch
Tea for me, bloody mary for Kyle…typical}

bottega louie farmers market breakfast {Farmers Market Breakfast: poached eggs and fresh vegetables}

bottega louie salmon eggs benedict
Smoked Salmon Benedict}

Bottega Louie macarons {Rows of French macarons in the gourmet market}

bottega louie fruit tarts {Bite-sized fruit tarts}

bottega louie macarons {Oh, you thought I’d go home without buying treats for myself?}

bottega louie macarons {Passionfruit, raspberry, chocolate, and pumpkin macaron}

bottega louie fruit tarts {Whoops…more treats}

bottega louie fruit tarts {Blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry fruit tarts}