Us SoCal residents have been blessed with beautiful weather today, and it was the perfect time to eat brunch at one of my favorite restaurants – Break of Dawn. Backed by former Executive Sous Chef 0f the Ritz-Carlton, Dee Nguyen, Break of Dawn’s menu features unique fusions of Asian x Western ingredients. It’s always a little scary to try combinations you’ve never seen before, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised and satisfied every time. The chef terms his dishes “creative comfort food”. I couldn’t agree more. Got your mouth watering yet? ;) As if the food wasn’t reason enough to come, the story behind the opening of this restaurant (read here) makes it that much easier to. It is definitely a business I don’t mind supporting.
Food, oh food, I love you so. La Galette Creperie, you’ve really appealed to the foodie in me. By recommendation of my dear friend Penny, we trekked up and down the uneven streets of San Clemente (in 90 degree weather) to get to this little gem of a restaurant. Why? Well, crepes. Worth it? Without a doubt. Nestled in between a restaurant here and a boutique there, La Galette Creperie sits in the perfect spot – right across the Pacific Ocean. My Sunday was made of a citrusy drink, a savory crepe, my beautiful friend, and the ever sweeping ocean.