Sunday Shower

December 12, 2011

in party, restaurant

Barbrix is a restaurant/wine bar in Silver Lake that is usually only open at night…

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…but not yesterday!

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The place was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon for our friends’ wedding shower

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Started off with an appetizer – goat cheese crostini, tapenade, + roasted bell pepper. (There were little hot dogs too but I felt like I got my weenie-fix the night before.)

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A delicious set menu…

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…served family-style

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Farro Salad with brussels sprouts, cinnamon yams, roasted cippolini onions, shaved parm

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Burrata with artichoke hearts, grilled peppers, and mint pesto

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I had a taste of each with a slice of bread…

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…and another piece with roasted mussels in garlic butter and red fresno chilis

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Next came the entrees – Grilled Moroccan Spiced Lamb with tabouli, muhammara, preserved lemon minted yogurt…

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…pan seared Maine Sea Scallops atop a dill yogurt sauce…

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…crispy grilled polenta with alba/oyster/shitake shrooms, and a creamy gorgonzola fonduta

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YUM. Barbrix makes delicious food!!!

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Grilled broccolini was the last to appear…

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…spicy! With chili n garlic – I left off the lemon aioli…

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…grabbed another spear with seconds on the lamb, tabouli, and bread

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Then it was time for dessert! The restaurant provided a Sweets for the Soul chocolate chip brownie…

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…but the host Allison made three cakes too:

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Can you believe she JUST learned to bake for this occasion?!?

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Gives me hope!!!

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These were shared amongst the table as well…

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…and of course I had some of everything!

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My favorite was this lemon cake with a buttercream frosting:

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The party lasted 3 hours into the late afternoon – we spent the remainder of the day digesting and watching Season 4 of Breaking Bad (not on Netflix; downloaded online)

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Took an apple/cocoa break after a few episodes

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I feel rested and ready for a busy work week!

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In case you missed it – there’s a $100 Serve by American Express Giveaway launched over the weekend. I’ll pick a random winner on the 17th, so you still have plenty of time to enter.

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{ 9 comments }

1 hrcktheherald December 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

You weren’t kidding when you said your weekend was all about eating! You got to try some great things! And wow…she learned to bake WELL.

2 Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

All of the food looks delicious! And those cakes are beautiful!!

3 Living, Learning, Eating December 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

The brownie and the apple look delicious! But somehow I still can’t quite manage to rouse up much excitement about savory food. :P

4 Emily December 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I’m addicted to Breaking Bad!
And she just learned to bake and was able to whip up those gorgeous desserts? That is seriously impressive. Maybe there’s still time for me to find my baking mojo after all!

5 Lynn at The Actors Diet December 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

i know, so impressive!

6 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

That is some incredible looking food! I wouldn’t even need any cake – just give me more of those delicious courses!

7 pure2rawtwins December 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

oh wow all that food looked beyond amazing! and those cakes, they are perfect! looks like she is a natural baker

8 Linda Wagner - Nutrition to Invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit December 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

MMMMMMMMM, all that food looks delish!! Wow!

9 kunj October 2, 2012 at 1:01 am

those cakes look super yummy. can you please ask your friend to share the recipe?
cheers!

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