Wednesday, February 12, 2014

La Provence Patisserie and Cafe - Beverly Hills

Making my way through French bakeries in Los Angeles, is quite a fun task.  I had a craving for some macrons, so I went to La Provence Patisserie in Beverly Hills. I paid about $17 for a pack of 8 macrons, and I believe at 'lette I pay about $20ish for 12.  Overall, 'lette defiantly has more selection but this from La Provence are good too and slightly bigger!  If your gonna try it I recommend the Raspberry, Salted Caramel, and the Coffee!

Get ready for some macron porn!

In order, Raspberry, Rose, Pistachio, Lavender, Hazelnut 
Hazelnut, Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, Coffee
GAWD DAMN! (lol way too excited about macrons)

Hazelnut: One of my favorites, because it's just hazelnut.... lol. It's not crazy Nutella-y but its good.
Salted Caramel:  If you like the mixture between sweet and salty, YOU MUST GET THIS! One of my favorites out of all of them.
Coffee: Great for the coffee lover (which I am) LOVED!

Lavender:  Hmm, it had an interesting flavor definitely tasted very lavender-y
Pistachio: Decent flavor, but I kinda wanted more pistachio flavor.
Rose:  I usually love Rose, but I wasn't to crazy about it?
Raspberry: Defiantly one of my favorites. On the fruitier side and this one packed the most flavor

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Wine Connoisseur: Il conte d'alba moscato d'asti- aka amazing wine!

Il conte d'alba moscato d'asti, is the ever coveted sister of the secretly famous wine Stella Rosa.  Definitely try this white moscato if your a fan of the Stella Rosa.  With all the other "d'asti's" it comes off sweet and bubbly. It's super easy to drink and an overall beautiful wine for the non-wine connoisseur.  It's probably best to pair it with dessert, however I don't see the harm in pairing it with any meal. :) 

Overall, it's a wine almost everyone would like. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Five Guys Burgers!

Five Guys has been showing up in multiple places in Southern California and the first place I've seen/had it was when I went to Washington D.C. 

I was with a native Washington D.C'er and she mentioned it was comparable to In-and-Out Burger.  She also said it was like the East coast version of In-and-Out. 

The French Fries are, and always will be my favorite part of Five Guys.  I like the color and crunchy bits of it. I haven't tried the other seasoning of it but the original is really good. 

 Next, the burger. I got the little Burger, and it's about the size of a normal burger. The one thing that Five Guys excels at, is the size of their food, my Uncle got the normal sized burger, and it's MASSIVE!

In my burger, I got mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, and A1 sauce.  I was most excited for the A1 sauce and I love the flavor it gave to my burger.

Overall, not the healthiest food place to go to, but it is worth a try if your a big fan of burger places/fast food places. As for the price, it can get expensive depending on what or how much you get.

As for the question if it's better than In-and-Out Burger?
Five Guys wins for the size comparison, however I can't help but prefer In-out-Out Burger over Five Guys.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Super Quick Pasta for One

This is just a small post about a super quick pasta dish for one, it's an healthier option if your craving some hearty noodles without the heavy sauces.

-Pasta (Penne Pasta)
-3 Medium/Small Tomatoes
-Your Favorite cheese
-Balsamic Vinegar
-(Optional: a splash of dry white wine)

Pan of choice: small pot
Serves: one

1. Boil your pasta,  if you have a box of penne, just boil half.  Drain and set aside.

 2.  Dice up about three tomatoes and add it to your pasta

3.  For the simple sauce drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, (optional: any dry white wine you like) onto the pasta and tomatoes.  Toss to coat evenly. 

4.  Then I took regular shredded cheese and added about 3/4 cup of it to the pasta.

5. Add some pepper to taste.

5.  Stir up and enjoy!

Yummy and super simple!

Oh my

It has been awhile...

Thankfully, I'm back and the truth is I miss blogging very much.. .lets start!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Wine Connoisseur: Sparkling Ruby Cuvee from South Coast Winery Temecula

This is a favorite of mine.  It's a sparkling wine from South Coast Winery; which is a really amazing winery. It's definitely different, considering that its a deep red, it's not too sweet but still a bit strong. It's absolutely perfect with a dark chocolate. I like to bite a small amount of Trader Joe's 72% Dark Chocolate, and sip a bit of the wine because it neutralizes the strong-ness of the wine. Definitely, perfect if you like a sweeter/fruity sparkling (champagne-like) wine. 
Check out more details HERE. It's won so many awards too (and it has a video on how to open the bottle) : )

Wine: $22.00

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Quick Eats: Multi-Grain Croissant's & Spinach Quiche from Trader Joe's

With my late obsession with Trader Joe's, I've discovered these super yummy Multi-Grain Croissants.  I feel like it's definitely healthier when you compare it to the traditional buttery croissants.  It comes individually wrapped and you just bake it.

(lol kinda burned it, but it's still amazing.)

mmmm, nice and layered

Next, the quiche.  If your craving a quiche it is totally worth it.  It's perfect for lunch, or even breakfast. Here I had it for breakfast, with my croissant (two of my favorite things). It's not as amazing as one made fresh from a bakery, but a super easy quick meal.