Hello gorgeous! Happy Easter ya’ll. Hope you guys are enjoying this ridiculously amazing weather. Me? I’ve been sick as a dog these past few days. I had to miss out on the sunny days, the perfectly chilly nights, the martinis, mimosas, and today’s Easter feast. Bummer, I know. But hey, at least I finally ran out of excuses not to blog. I’ve finally uploaded a bunch of pictures and here we go, let’s look at food!
So I spent the majority of last week in good ol’ California. That’s right. Yours truly was pimpin’ it West coast style. What!
I was in San Francisco for a business trip (yes I have a day job) (no it’s not related to food) (SIGH) for three days. I’ve been to SF a few times before and this time I spent 99% of the time working. I originally wanted to check out some of the grub at SF’s Chinatown, supposedly AMAZING, but alas, I didn’t have the time. I did however, make up for the lack of outdoor foodgasms by having delicious room-service breakfasts on company dime. And who doesn’t like room-service? It’s the best thing ever! Having professionally made food delivered to you while you’re lying in a super plush king-sized gazillion-thread-count-sheet-ed bed? Aaaaah. I can feel my muscles relaxing as I’m typing this in. The only thing missing was a sexy bed companion to share the food with. But then again, if you have a sexy bed companion in said heavenly bed, who cares about food? (I do, I still do)
Anyways, this time I stayed at the super classic, super central Westin St. Francis hotel. I had a sweet room on the 26th floor with a sweeping view of the entire city. It was so beautiful. I have such a soft spot for San Francisco.
Here’s my room, starring the magical bed:
Speaking of the Westin St. Francis, this hotel is actually home to one of SF’s most celebrated restaurants: Michael Mina. Dudes, every time I walked past the restaurant entrance in the lobby, I died a little bit inside. I wanted to eat there so bad! But there’s just no way I can justify a $200 solo dinner bill on my expense report. *cries
Anyways, let’s move on, shall we?
First morning, I ordered one of the hotel’s signature dishes for breakfast: a dungeness crab omelette with asparagus and a kind of delicious white cheese that I’m totally blanking on now.
Here’s my meal on wheels:
Damn that’s a beautiful sight! Like the Grand Canyon at sunset! Okay maybe not that beautiful.
This $26 dollar breakfast ($19.50 plus tax and tip ouch) came with a choice of toast or croissants. Being the uber health conscious eater that I am, of course I went for these babies:
Oh my good lord. I friekin love croissants. Nothing beats the taste of a warm, buttery, flaky bite of a croissant to start the day.
Even better, they came with these little dudes:
And of course, butter balls:
These butter balls cracked me up! They were so cute! AAAH.
Tee-hee. I said balls.
Warm croissants + a layer of sweet orange marmalade jelly + a spread of soft, perfect temperature butter = HEAVEN.
And here’s the main act:
Oh babes, this omelette was off the hizzy. Seriously.
Let’s take a closer look shall we?
Oh baby Jeebus, thank you.
The combination of fluffy egg, warm, melty cheese, fresh meaty crab (Damn you West Coasters with your superior seafood! Damn you!), and asparagus was a party in my mouth. It was clean, light, yet incredibly tasty and filling. This was definitely one of the best omelettes I have ever had in my life. And I’ve had quite a lot. I’m WAY into breakfast. Just yesterday morning, I had a very delicious scrambled eggs and roasted potatoes for breakfast. And it made my day. I mean, I got sick pretty much 27 seconds later, but not because of the food.
Anyways, to make matters even better, this breakfast also came with this lil’ fella over here:
All together now: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
Ya’ll know me pretty well by now, you know I’m kinda into spicy things, right? Just a little bit?
So you pretty much know what was about to be the fate of the little fella right?
Say bye bye little one!
Here’s my omelette now, all dolled up in a wee bit of color, perfection:
I scarfed this sucker down in 8 minutes. Fastest breakfast I ever had.
Dungeness crab omelette: 0, Mia: 1.
I like to time my eating every now and then. It’s kind of like a little competition between me and nature. It’s practice for when Food Network finally realizes what a dummy they’ve been and calls me over to host (Wo)Man vs. Food.
Oh, I almost forgot. The omelette also came with a slice of potato cake thingy:
NOM! Babes, that thing was super crispy and yummy. I was such a happy girl.
So, yes, $26 is a LOT to spend on breakfast.
But for this one? Worth every penny.
Okay, now let’s end this post here with another set of room service brekkie.
That’s right, I ordered room service again for breakfast the following morning. I worked late into the night and had an early flight that morning! What was I supposed to do?
Okay, yes, I was getting spoiled. These masterpieces totally beat my usual daily sugar donut and coffee breakfasts.
Anyways, here’s next morning’s meals on wheels:
I kept it simple that morning. Scrambled eggs and sausage. Good ol’ hearty emrican breakfast.
As expected, it was friekin delicious.
These eggs were perfect:
Nicely folded, creamy, and fluffy. YUM.
The sausages were good too. They’re pretty basic. I mean, how can you mess up breakfast sausage links?
Nothin’ I like more than a little bit of fat to start the day.
Again, the delicious extras were all there:
That crispy shredded potato cake thingy…
Those delicious croissants…
Which by the way, this time came with an army of jams:
It was a class act all the way.
Folks, if you ever find yourself staying at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, I highly recommend ordering room service for breakfast one morning. Totally worth the money.
Also, if you ever find yourself staying at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco and you have a lot of money, please fly me over and take me to Michael Mina. I will be a most charming dinner companion.
Rating: = 4 hungrymias. Absolutely delicious.