For the first part of my documenting my California travels I will have you step into my world as a breakfast crazy foodie lover. It started out as an accident/fun, then turned into a mission. My friend, Gena, and her husband, Eric, and I can all willingly admit we go a little crazy with the food/beer when we get together. This past trip it mostly about the food. I think I brought back with me 40 extra pounds - 20 in food weight and 20 in clothes I bought :)
Each morning we would have the wonderful task of deciding where would would we be starting our day. The first morning Gena and I went to our favorite spot to go together, Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa. Dear goodness! I could eat every single item on that menu, it's so unbelievably delicious. I didn't bring my fancy camera with me to the breakfasts in fear of getting food on it (i know, i'm paranoid), but Gena and I did manage to always take pics with our Droids :)
Gena's berry Crepe
Day two- breakfast at Layer Cake Bakery
Gena's French toast with fresh berries (can you tell she loves berries?)
I had a panini breakfast sandwich with hashbrowns (while also furiously checking my droid for fsu football updates because of the time change)
and as a "toppper" a caramel canelle that Eric and I split.
Day three - Plums Cafe
Eric got an omelet, yes that's an omelet (a very fancy one) and Gena got a waffle, with (surprise, surprise, haha) berries)
I got Eggs Benedict and potatoes. the absolute best eggs benedict I have ever eaten!!!
Day Four - we went back to Old Vines Cafe, this time with Eric.
Gena got the crepe again, Eric got what i had gotten last time, the "open-faced", and I got the standard biscuits and gravy. very delicious
Morning five was spent eating leftovers form our adventures and figuring out how to space bag my clothes I had bought so I wouldn't have to check my extra bag I had gotten to carry all my new stuff :) Yeah, I was very bad.
Look for California part two soon....