Our schedule was a little complicated this weekend, and as a result, we didn’t really have the opportunity to celebrate our anniversary as we intended. Instead, we injected a little bit of celebration into everything we did. It pretty much started with brunch on Saturday morning.
We decided to try a place we’ve been talking about checking out for a while now but never have: Cat & Fiddle. It’s super-cute:
It was the 14th of January in Hollywood, so naturally the weather was perfect for eating in the courtyard. Their brunch menu is fun and varied, featuring foods from “around the world,” namely Europe and Mexico. The thing that really drew me to the place, though, was the full English breakfast with a vegetarian option. I couldn’t resist:
Sourdough toast, Heinz beans, sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomato, two poached eggs, and “chips.” I handed the tomato off to Mr. X, drizzled some hot sauce into the beans, and doused the chips in malt vinegar. I also had a mimosa on the side, which I didn’t think to photograph. In all, it was prepared well and was a ton of fun, but it was only ok . . . as a full English breakfast always is to my taste buds. The poached eggs were lovely, the toast was tasty, and I loved the vinegar-y chips. The beans just are never much to write home about, honestly, and I don’t at all fault Cat & Fiddle for that. The service was spectacular — seriously, maybe the best I’ve had in LA — and the view was just perfect. We decided to split a dessert, it being an occasion and all:
It was a perfect start to a day that later included watching football at a sports bar, eating an unphotographed dinner at Off Vine (so good!), and catching the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (preferred the original, though this one was good, too). I’m such a lucky lady to have found such a great guy, and though we didn’t have a normal dinner-and-gift-exchange celebration, I wouldn’t trade Saturday for the world.