Tiato

June 16, 2013

in brunch, restaurant

Abe and I are already big fans of House of An – we loved our lunch at Crustacean and were excited when they invited us to try Tiato’s new Summer Sunday Brunch.

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Located inside the MTV/Lionsgate building, there’s a market section to grab lunch on the go…

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…and a beautiful restaurant for more formal dining.

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We sat outside (on the largest outdoor patio in Santa Monica) to experience the brand new Grilling Station…

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…and were seated at a table next to Helene An!!!

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“Mama” and her daughter (owner Catherine) took such incredible care of us – they also made sure Abe’s vegetarian diet was accommodated.

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I had a bite of his Vietnamese Crepe…

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…and enjoyed one stuffed with Chicken and Prawns myself. This is a MUST order – crispy + egg-y.

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We also got samples of their Truffled Mac and Cheese…

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…House Cured Salmon on Corn Belini…

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(Abe’s did not have fish)

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…and two small salads – Fried Egg with Canadian Bacon for me…

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…and one with Pear/Candied Walnuts for Abe. Usually this one comes with a Poached Egg, but they’ll do the Fried Version if you ask – here’s video of the yolk in action!

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Of course, no An Restaurant experience is complete without some of their signature Garlic Noodles – these were made fresh on the grill!

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Bit of Abe’s tofu…

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…plus some of his zucchini, with my Chicken portion.

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Last, but certainly not least…

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…French Toast Banana Foster with Bourbon Vanilla Maple Syrup + Pecan Chantilly Cream…

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…plus housemade pastries – Sweet, Savory + Spicy Corn Bread, Coffee Cake, and a Banana Muffin…

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…with butter!

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I had two servings. You know me and sweets.

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This epic meal really lifted my spirits for my very first father-less Father’s Day. Thanks so much to the An Family for their generosity, care, and DELICIOUS food.

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Sunday Brunch kicks off all summer long from 11am – 3pm – parking in the area is a cinch since nobody’s working in the area.  Oh, there’s live music too!

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{ 4 comments }

1 Tamara June 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Oh wow, everything looks amazing. Especially that egg yolk… thanks for sharing the video. :) HUGS, Lynn! xoxo

2 emily (a nutritionist eats) June 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm

OMG, that sounds SO good. Adding to the restaurant list. (Not like I need another one but I’m always game.) :)

3 Lisa June 17, 2013 at 4:29 am

Oh wow………….. vietnamese crepes? This place is a MUST!

4 Alice @ Nom Nom Cat June 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm

How cool! I didn’t know Tiato had banh xeo (Vietnamese crepes) for Sunday brunch. Sounds like a great idea!

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