Breakfast All Day, Every Day

I never thought I would like leeks as a breakfast food, but boy was I wrong. Brunch has to be one of my favorite meals ever. I could eat breakfast food all day every day (breakfast for dinner is absolutely the best). Having breakfast for dinner almost feels like you’re doing something wrong, since eggs are typically thought of as a morning food, but that’s what makes it so much better.

The weather is finally getting nicer in Boston (HOPEFULLY no more snow….) so my friends and I planned on going out for brunch. The restaurant was in Boston’s South End, an area that is so cute and beautiful that I wish I went there more often. After finally finding a parking spot we walked to this small but absolutely outstanding restaurant: Aquitaine. The decor of the place was classy and elegant and their food was to die for.

The one thing I appreciated was their ‘prix fixe brunch’ menu (because I always love a good bargain–especially when it comes to food). That included a fresh, warm, gooey cinnamon roll, bottomless coffee, orange juice, and an omelette served with breakfast potatoes and toast all for about 10 dollars. Talk about a DEAL. I ordered the mushroom, leek, and Boursin omelette–I practically licked the plate clean! I can proudly say I was a member of the clean plate club today–something I’m never ashamed to admit. There was the perfect amount of mushrooms and leeks to cheese. Everything was cooked to a T. Trust me it’s going to be hard NOT to become a member of the clean plate club.

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I would go back in a heartbeat and honestly probably order the same thing–(hmm maybe a different omelette just to be adventurous). If you ever have a lazy weekend and don’t want to cook for a change, I can’t recommend Aquitaine enough–kudos to my friend for finding it. But until next time, keep eating!

Better Than Your Average Cup of Joe

My recent spring break adventures landed me in Miami. Particularly to this authentic Cuban restaurant. One thing about me is that if I don’t get coffee in my body first thing, I get a migraine–talk about a dependency. My friend was raving about this special coffee she saw on Kourtney and Kim take Miami and I figured what the heck I need to try this.

It’s called a Cortadito–an espresso shot with steamed milk and sweetened with sugar. Simple but utterly delicious. It came in a tiny cup (which was unfortunate because I really wanted a vat of it) and I made sure I got every last drop. Too bad I had that on my last day in Miami, otherwise that would have been a daily purchase for me.

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This heavenly drink goes well with all sorts of breakfast foods. The sweetness of the espresso seemed to pair ever so nicely with my authentic Cuban breakfast of fried plantains (which I’ll save my love for those for a later post), eggs, Cuban toast, and home fries–but I can only imagine it would compliment any breakfast food whether it be french toast, eggs, or pancakes.

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If you haven’t tried this simple yet spectacular drink you must! I want to find a place in Boston that sells them, so if anyone knows of a place PLEASE let me know (because I will literally buy a vat). Try it with any breakfast food and I promise you won’t be disappointed. But until next time, keep eating!