Breakfast in Berkeley

Check out my sweet perk following a late night in Palo Alto.

Breakfast in Berkeley
I helped out Decant Events with its wine tasting event at the Modernbook Gallery.

The next morning, the founder of Decant Events, Amrita, made french toast for breakfast. Yum!

Canadian Maple Syrup

She also introduced me to the sugary joys of REAL Canadian Maple Syrup. In comparison to its American counterpart, this syrup has a lighter color. It also doesn’t smack me in the face with sweetness. This is totally ideal for me since I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.

Overall, the syrup paired nicely with the toast and fruit.

Looking Back

Happy New Year! I’ve hit up several foodie adventures in my kitchen and beyond. I need to get crackin’ on those kitchen blogs – baking bread and taking on chicken pot pie.

But first…2009 has been another epic year of eating, drinking and trying new flavors.

Bacon Explosion
In 2009 – we invested in some kick-ass cooking tools: better knives, an iron skillet and one beautiful grill. Our California weather allows us grill nearly all year round. We fired up the grill for our beer-can chicken on New Year’s Eve. For the virgin run on the grill, we made the bacon explosion. The aroma from 2-pounds of bacon, chorizo and Italian sausage smelled amazing from the grill.
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Berkeley Fine Dining

I knew my California vacation was going to be stuffed with amazing food. I started my culinary adventure next to my alma mater, UC Berkeley.

Carne Asada Burrito, originally uploaded by queenkv.

La Burrita on Durant Ave was part of my weekly lunch/post drinking routine. I adore the Carne Asada Burritos. Cheap and yummy food.

Pints of Beer and Goldfish, originally uploaded by queenkv.

Triple Rock Brewery is the oldest beerpub in Berkeley. We ordered the Bug Juice and Dragon’s Milk.

Cheese Board Pizza, originally uploaded by queenkv.

Daily special at Cheese Board Pizza: corn, zucchini, onion, feta, mozzarella cheese, garlic, olive oil, cilantro and lime