This past weekend I had three sweet endings to an awesome night. It started with a shockingly affordable and delicious sushi dinner at Yatai on Sunset Blvd where we got this Creme Brûlée. The dish was quite shallow, which made for a high ratio of burnt sugar to custard. While everyone loves the crisp layer of browned sugar on top, I wanted a little more comforting custard to fill me up. Furthermore, the Creme Brûlée was served really warm, which I found off-putting.
Then we ended up at a friend’s birthday, which had an Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake made by Sweet Lady Jane. You may recall from this post here that I am not a fan of their cupcakes or dismissive behavior. Their cakes, however, have consistently scored better than average with a 3- cherry rating. While I enjoyed the French chocolate buttercream and Belgian chocolate ganache, the overall cake lacked an addictive umph that makes one go back for more.
Finally, and most thrilling yet, I got to meet Adrienne Maloof at the birthday party!!! If you watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you know that despite her glitzy Vegas gear, Adrienne is the cool voice-of-reason who steers clear of drama, and has an endearing relationship with her husband, Paul. You guys, I am telling you- in real life she is ADORABLE. I mean, SO sweet, petite, and cute. Not to sound sycophantic here, but she kinda glows. And check her out striking that pose. I need to take notes!