A Buffet of All Buffets
Yesterday we attended the brunch of all brunches at our friends Adam and Maliha’s place. The food, the set up, and the decor was so amazing that I felt like I was at the Peninsula Hotel’s buffet brunch. Minus the $75 price tag.
There was a chef who made crepes to order.
There were also waffles and hash browns that the chef had made ahead of time but you can’t really see them because my husband is blocking their view. He elbowed everyone out of the way to be the first in line. He’s classy like that.
I obviously wasn’t able to eat a crepe but they looked delicious and smelled even better. I did get to eat a spoonful of the Nutella filling which is almost as good as eating a crepe. Almost.
Maliha had tons of other food that I could eat:
Watermelon/feta/green bean salad, asparagus and tomato salad, shrimp salad, roast beef, salmon, and an assortment of muffins, bagels, and croissants.
One of the best parts of the afternoon was the coffee bar she had set up on the balcony:
From lattes to cappuccino, the coffee person had it all. I had a cappuccino and it was delicious.
It was a chilly but clear day and the tables outside were a great addition:
Dessert included fruit, a vanilla cake, baklava, and a Godiva Chocolate Bar Cake, courtesy of Maya and I.
Maya was nice enough to help bake the cake, despite the fact she couldn’t attend the party. Pretty selfless of her for a change.
My friends are gorgeous and are all blessed with amazing hair. Without the need for Japanese straightening. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous.
Despite eating enough for an entire weekend, we still went out to dinner. We relieved my mom, who watched Maya for 4+ hours, and headed to Hugo’s Restaurant in Hollywood.
I had the Moroccan-Style Stew which was more like a vegetable soup. It was okay but not the best thing I’ve had at Hugo’s.
Ali had the Tres Tacos which he said were good but too small:
And Maya had pasta with broccoli, which she didn’t like.
I’ve decided that from now on I’m going to bring her food with us wherever we go because she rarely likes restaurant food. Not only does it kill me to see food thrown away, but I hate paying for it too.
I’ve also decided that from now on I’m going to let Maya take all my blog pictures because she does a much better job than me:
I’m sure you are probably all relieved too!