Some great LA food spots were hit up in the past few days my parents were in town. Great recommendations by friends and places I’ve been wanting to try myself. Not all of our eats were captured (I was too hungry to remember to take a picture?) but I can promise you, that just about everything I ate these past few days were delicious.
ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider is locally produced by California Cider Company in Sonoma, CA. I don’t often drink hard ciders, but this one hit the spot. And of course I had to try a pumpkin cider…HELLOOO…it was National Pumpkin Day after all. This cider is very subtle and the pumpkin flavor is not overpowering at all. Thumbs up. Purchased at Whole Foods.
All breakfasts were made at my place, with the exception for Sunday breakfast at Cafe Laurent right down the street from me in Culver City. I have been dying to try this Parisian little nook for a while now and SO glad we finally got to it. I had the L’ Atlantique omelette: smoked salmon, cilantro and cream cheese. Absolutely scrumptious and filling. The wait staff were all very friendly and courteous which is always a major plus.
Milo and Olive is a quaint, rustic spot known for its gourmet wood-fired pizzas in Santa Monica. The place is on the small size and not many tables to sit in-house, so we decided to take ours to go. Apologies for not having a photo of the actual pizza, but I can assure you it was reallllly good. I had the mixed mushroom pizza topped with several kinds of fresh mushrooms, fontina val d’aosta, thyme, lemon zest and Parmigiano Reggiano. This place uses all fresh and local ingredients.
In honor of National Chocolate Day (thanks to Twitter) we indulged in a piece of See’s chocolate. Mom could not leave the West coast without grabbing some of her favorite See’s Candies. A pumpkin pie truffle was the perfect ending to the day. It was really sweet but had great pumpkin flavor.