Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday!! I had a great weekend and a truly lovely birthday. One of the highlights of the weekend was brunch with my mom and sister at Campanile. After the amazing pig roast last month, I was already thinking of when I could return. Since I was planning a little get together for later in the day, I wanted to find a nice brunch spot, but also a place that would leave us with some room for the spread I had spent many hours preparing. For those of you not familiar with Los Angeles, there are A LOT of brunch spots in town. Picking one can be almost an impossible task. I am so glad I picked Campanile for this particular day.
After an unfortunate accident with the coffee, we were gifted with some complimentary pastries. The blueberry muffin was very similar to the one I made last week and the apricot strawberry pastry was just enough to whet our appetites. My mom having had two dinners the night before, was in the mood for salad so she went with the Greek. My sister was a little hungrier and is also someone who requires eggs in the morning so she went with the Egg and Prosciutto. I picked the Autostrada thinking it would be a salad, but was presented with a fantastic looking sandwich filled with cured meats and provolone and bits of spicy peppers in every bite. It was a fantastic meal followed by a wonderful afternoon with close friends. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.