Coffee TalkPart of: Brunch With Tiffany , Food , LA , Random , Slice of Life
One thing I keep on forgetting to tell you is that I was a victim of identity theft. I had used a mail drop box to mail my credit card bill. Someone stole the letter from the box and used my account number on my check to make fraudulent checks. The police officer assigned to my case said that thieves will stick their hands in full letter boxes and grab mail. They also will use sticky contraptions (among other tactics) that mail will stick to even if the box isn’t full. Moral of the story: Physically drop off letters containing checks inside the post office.
In other news, I bought some new cleanser and toner (Care by Stella McCartney) today at Barney’s New York. Don’t you hate when you want to buy a cosmetic product and some random salesperson instead of the sales associate who represents the brand helps you? This drives me crazy. Unless of course you know exactly what you want—this can be good if you’re prone to buying more products that you don’t need or can’t afford. I’ll report back on what I think.
I tried The Raymond Restaurant in Pasadena for brunch last weekend and had a very tasty meal. It’s not a cheap place, but the food was worth the price. DK had:
Scandinavian Eggs: scrambled eggs on dark rye toast and layered with sliced tomato, hollandaise sauce and crisp crumbled bacon 17
I sampled some of his meal, and the scrambled eggs were some of the best I’ve ever had (I bet they were scrambled with cream or something totally fattening.)
I had the French toast:
French toast made with a toasted macadamia nut crust and sautéed bananas served with smoked country ham 16
It was very good, but the ham was average. We also split a scone that was quite good. However, they did not serve clotted cream. I also liked that they had a nice choice of brunch cocktails. My Kir Royale was perfect.
P.S. Stay tuned for reviews of restaurants visited during Dine LA week.