Los Angeles: Larchmont Bungalow

We stayed with friends in Irvine the entire time we were in SoCal.  While that was a ton of fun and the family was overwhelmingly generous, it was a bit of a hassle to drive to and from LA.  Still, we had to suck it up and just do it.  (Perhaps we complained and moaned a lot on the way, but that's part of the experience, right?)

Friday morning, we met up with T's pharm school friend before consolidating into one car and heading out for brunch.  T's friend offered us a few options and we ultimately decided on Larchmont Bungalow:

















We placed our order at the counter and then found a table outside:

















Both T's friend and I ordered the latkes and lox:























It was basically two crispy potato pancakes, each topped with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and wasabi creme fraiche and separated by a divider made of assorted fruit.  In my opinion, it was the best dish on the table.  The potato pancakes were a little too hard and the wasabi creme fraiche could have been a bit stronger in flavor, but smoked salmon cures all.  Always.

My sister ordered the cobb omelet (without blue cheese):























It came stuffed with chicken, bacon, and tomato and was decorated with half of an avocado.  The best part of that plate was the tiny jar of strawberry jam.  So cute!  The potatoes came in a close second.  The omelet itself was forgettable.

T ordered the seafood breakfast crepe:

















The crepe came with lobster, shrimp, spinach, scrambled eggs, roasted red peppers, and a tarragon hollandaise sauce.  With no potatoes to save it, I was not at all impressed by the crepe.

T also ordered a $5 cup of coffee:























Something about a Moroccan blend...I dunno.  All I know is that it didn't taste like $5 worth to me.  Then again, I don't really like coffee to begin with.

While the brunch was a bit lackluster, our visit to the Getty Center afterwards was anything but.  We didn't actually spend a lot of time looking at the exhibits, but the architecture tour and the views from the gardens can't be beat.

Skip Larchmont Bungalow, but definitely check out the Getty.


Larchmont Bungalow
107 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 461-1528
http://www.larchmontbungalow.com/

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