Berkeley, CA- formerly known as Antoinettes (see french toast review several months ago) Limewood Bar and Restaurant began brunch a week or so ago- and with french toast on the menu I had to put it to the test. I was initially surprised no syrup came with it with its dry appearance but the crisp crust hides a nicely moist sweet interior. Definitely better than Antoinettes French toast. Final score: 8.5 #frenchtoast#eastbayeats#eastbay#sfeats#berkeley#brunch#berkeleyeats
Robin has received a lot of positive press recently for its unique omakase (or chef's choice) meal, so of course I had to give it a try. I think that conceptually, Robin does it right with their nigiri toppings - I definitely saw some creative pairings. That said, while the quality of their fish was great, I think their execution fell a bit short in terms of flavor. There wasn't much "pop", surprising given l how beautifully presented each bite was. They're also not as generous with their portions of fish. I did very much enjoy some of their non-sushi items, including the sesame noodles coated in truffles. All in all, I'm really glad I was able to give it a try (reservations aren't impossible to get), but will I be racing to head back? Probably not.
We checked in on some of our friends around the Bay. This is how they're ushering in this perfect first weekend of autumn. An extra bonus: they all serve Mr. Espresso.
@Noevalleybakery has this special holiday spiral challah, filled with raisins and topped with sliced almonds.
@Hillsidesupperclub's weekend brunch will never, ever disappoint!
@FlourandwaterSF definitely has their "figs in a row". But what comes next? Only one way to find out.
@CanelaSF's dessert menu for the last evening of Rosh Hashanah is tempting with these honey apple bunuelos w/cinnamon dulce de leche.
These carnival squash from @Oenotri's garden are just a hint of something their cooking up at their Napa Valley restaurant.
Oakland's @sweetbarbakery has the flavors of fall in a cupcake. Pumpkin chocolate cake covered with ginger cookie crumbs. The picture tells the story!
And it's the return of pumpkin spice latte at coffee shops all over the Bay Area. Get the real deal at @eastbaycoffee, 2 locations in Pinole and San Pablo.
All photos are courtesy of these fine establishments.
As of yesterday, summer is now officially behind us, but that won't keep me from enjoying these refreshing sippers all through the cooler months. Nothing says brunch like some garnish-laden fizzy drink in a wine glass, and this drink is fresh and clean with a sweet botanical-rich background. I recently got this new bottle of Jardesca, a California aperitiva from our northern wine country neighbors in Sonoma that's essentially a botanicals-fortified wine. It's a lovely blended white wine that is enriched with beautiful botanicals including pink peppercorns, pink grapefruit, and bay leaf, and fortified with a distilled grape spirit (eau de vie). It's not very sweet like many fortified wines tend to be (which I really appreciate for my drier palate), and just a perfect ingredient for refreshing long cocktails 👌🏼
• 1oz @squareoneorganicspirits basil vodka
• 2oz Jardesca California Aperitiva @jardesca_california_aperitiva
• .75oz @giffardusa Pamplemousse liqueur
• 2oz sparkling water (Topo Chico)
• Dash of orange bitters (Regan's no.6)
• Squeeze of fresh lemon
Combine all ingredients in a wine glass, stir to combine and garnish with a thick lemon peel for some lovely lemon oil essence.
SEASONAL DRINKS ALERT! Introducing our 🍁menu : 1 of 4 Salted Cheese Crema 🧀🧀🧀 Choose your favorite tea and we'll top it off with our housemade #crema || 2 of 4 Black Sesame Soy Joy w/tofu pudding & honey boba (dairy free) Stay tune for other new flavors 😋😋 @steepcreamery
This month, Monday - Friday for EVERY 2 people in your party you will receive a FREE plate of Gyoza!!! If you come in with a party of 2, you get a FREE plate! If you come in with a party of 8, that is 4 FREE plates!!! Come on in and get your Gyoza on!!!! - MUST SHOW THIS POST TO GET THIS SPECIAL!
Brunch for a cause today at Local Kitchen! 100% of proceeds from our Hurricane Relief Menu will go to our friends and family across the nation who have been affected by the recents storms. #brunch#hurricane#fundraiser#sanfrancisco
SO excited to share what I've been working on this summer--my first VIDEO article for @spoonuniversity.
Shout out to @homecafesf for always inspiring my work (and congrats ❣️❣️) Check out the link in my bio for more details.
HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE!! This spot is one of our new favorites in the Castro. @saucy.asian is amazing Asian fusion. They just had their grand opening this past week but we have gone about 5 times already. These are two of the bowls with bulgogi beef. If you don't care about calories, try the California burrito or the fries 🤤
If you’re a foodie and live in the Bay Area, you should know that these two beautiful ladies are planning an incredible Octoberfest themed dinner for you on October 8th 🍂🍺🍁
Go follow @viva.la.food and @confettikitchen and don’t miss the moment when tickets will be available 😘🍁👻
Chicken confit stuffed with wild mushrooms and ricotta, served with Yukon gold potato fondant, asparagus, and truffle chicken jus — one of several incredible courses served at the dreamiest wedding I’ve ever attended!
📍Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA
Officially soup season🍲
Bay Area: Check out our new fall seasonal soup - our Curried Lentil & Chickpea - featuring organic lentils & chickpeas stewed with warm curry spices 🥄. Now available in all bay area stores #comingsoon to #PNW#eathomegrown