1) For the first time I made my first set of sushi rolls! I didn't have fish so I used the next best foods - meatless hot dogs and eg...
My friends had invited my fiancé and I to try a new restaurant, Bread & Butter for breakfast. I wanted to go, but I declined because ...
We were all greeted by the owner Chris who told us to make ourselves at home. He also told us that the foods here are made from scratch and the restaurant menu is not the same every day, so he likes to get feedback from his customers on the Bread & Butter's Facebook fan page to get ideas on what to make for future days/weeks... What a great concept!
We came on a 'customize your own grilled cheese sandwich' night. The small menu had a variety of breads, cheeses, vegetables, and some meats to choose from. I chose all the items I never had and haven't in awhile for my customized sandwich. One of the vegetables I chose was alfalfa sprouts. I was a bit afraid that it wouldn't pair well with my bread, sourdough waffles. Surprisingly, the sprouts and sourdough waffles tasted way better together (with the help of cheese and other veggies) than I expected :]
Another interesting thing about this place is that they sell a variety of root beers. There were brands I saw that I never heard of before. My friends and I chose different brands (I got the Waialua Root Beer, it was subtle, yet sweeter than the others) and I could definitely taste the difference among the brands.
If I lived closer to Bread & Butter, I'd definitely come to this place more often! I just need to make an excuse to go to Henderson/Anthem area sometime soon.
|Located in Henderson|
|My customized grilled cheese sandwich: sourdough waffles, cheese ( I wish I remember which one I had!), and plenty of vegetables.|
|An acorn squash soup - It was quite creamy!|
|Fresh desserts - I didn't want to overindulge myself with these treats, they were awesome!|
For my lovely friends' wedding reception, the bride ordered all vegan catered food from Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro by Chef Mayra a...
|Customized cocktail #1 for the reception- This drink goes out to the gin lovers.|
|Customized cocktail #2 for the reception- An awesome "girly" drink, quite refreshing!|
|Other choices of drinks to choose from|
|The newlyweds :)|
|Can you tell that these pastries are vegan?|
|Chef Mayra preparing the cupcakes|
|Kudos to the chef!|
|Spreading the word|
|Vegan empanandas- Tasted exactly like a real empananda (I've had many in my lifetime)... I was addicted! Inside the pastries were fake meats, potatoes, and of course other vegetables.|
|If I heard correctly (hope I did), a lady who worked for Chef Mayra told me that these were Aruban style pastries with cranberry chutney (both were also addictive!).|
|Vegan bean dip and organic chips|
|Vegan lemon and chocolate cupcakes|
After an intense week of schooling, I've been going to Settebello for Happy Hour. I feel like I deserve to eat a delizioso pizza, app...
|Appetizers off the happy hour menu are currently $5. I don't remember what this dish was but I know it mainly was prosciutto drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. I rarely eat this kind of meat so I was excited to see this on the menu!|
|This is their housemade vanilla bean sweet cream, Panna Cotta, topped with a strawberry and a drizzle of balsamic. I was curious of how the balsamic would blend with this dessert. It went really well, the balsamic gave a slight kick to my mouth and dumbed down a little of the cream's sweetness.|