Down South

It was nice to leave all the crazy bay area rain behind and head down south to Southern Cal. for the weekend.   We were on our way to a dear friends special birthday celebration and flew into LAX.  Arriving around lunchtime was perfect timing to head to a favorite Manhattan Beach lunch spot.  Love and Salt is in Manhattan Beach right on Manhattan Beach Boulevard and is just great.   You can check out their website “here” .  On Sundays, they have a special brunch menu, and we were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday to try some new menu specials prepared by Chef Fiorelli and his team.

First things first – you gotta have the House Made English Muffins…..umm….ummm…served with house cured butter, sea salt and rosemary.  I am sure every table orders one – of course we did!

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Being that it was Sunday brunch there are quite a few breakfast items.  Xavier had the Wood Oven Baked Eggs (served with stewed tomatoes, taggiasca olives, fingerling potatoes, parmesan, torn herbs and grilled bread)

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I had the organic soft scramble with parmesan, arugula and seeded toast (loved it) in addition to a special dish that the Chef sent out (I don’t think it’s on the menu) but it was buratta drizzled in olive oil,  Brussel spout leaves, roasted cauliflower – so so good!

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Lastly were the sweets – and by this time I was full.  Trust me that I am glad I saved room.

We tried the warm pumpkin bread with sweet mascarpone and spiced pipitas and the brown sugar pudding with whipped cream, cocoa nibs and sea salt!  These were both great choices. The pumpkin bread was so moist and that pudding – oh my!  I think this one was my favorite!  No canned whipped cream here (lol)

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So….next time you are flying into LAX or in the LA area, try Love and Salt.  It was a Top 10 best new restaurant for the LA Magazine in 2015 and is obviously still on track.

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