Brunch feels fancy when it’s in a stemless wine glass!
Even when it’s just made of mundane ingredients:
- Organic Nonfat Cottage Cheese
- Organic Plum
- Honey Nut Cheerios
This spoonful of Monkey Boy PB MADE it
The day has flown by! By the time I finished eating, blogging, and walking Julius, it was time to get ready for an afternoon screening of “Eat Pray Love.” Christy and I organized a group of five ladies to watch the movie at The Arclight, and we all liked it! Everyone had read the book, and agreed that it was very Hollywood-ized, but all in all the 2.5 hours flew by pleasantly, and was quite moving at times.
Obviously we all left seriously craving pizza and walked 1/2 a mile down the street to Delancey.
This place was opened by the same guy who owns The Mercantile (the French place on Sunset I loved); this is his Italian gastropub. All the pizzas are named after streets in NYC:
We started off with two salads – the Bitter Greens (Endive, Wild Arugula, Radicchio, Candied Walnuts, Market Apples, and Gorgonzola)
And the Wilted Spinach (with Pancetta, Ricotta Salata, and Pine Nuts)
Split amongst the five of us – very yummy! I don’t care for Gorgonzola so I didn’t try any of that, but the Ricotta Salata was some quality cheese.
“I’m having a relationship with my pizza,” said Julia Roberts in the movie. It definitely wasn’t as good as pies I’ve had in Italy (or New Haven) but for Los Angeles, this was some pretty great stuff! The crust is very chewy – pretty thin – with a nice balance of flavors on top.
The “Rivington” (Spinach, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Garlic and Black Pepper)
The “Fulton” (Mozzarella, Braised Artichoke, and Roasted Garlic)
Ate three slices – the Fulton was my favorite so I went for seconds on those first; would’ve had another piece of the Rivington but I was full. (I did score the leftovers, though, so I’ll have “a relationship” with it on another day!)
For dessert we ordered this Warm Chocolate Cake, which came with Pureed Kumquats and Salted Pistachio
Very moist and rich, but not gooey. Kinda like the love child of molten lava and sponge cake? I feel like I ate more than my 1/4 share, it was so good!
I definitely feel like I ate and loved fully today, now it’s time for bed and I’ll do a little praying too….
Did you see the film? Read the book?