After having a delicious dinner at Wood & Vine, Chef Marc Johnson invited me back to try brunch. Well I was not disappointed, lots of great menu items. There are so many choices and not enough time, or room in my stomach. On this occasion I sat upstairs. It was one of those very tropical humid summer Los Angeles days, where you just can’t get cool. Even the refreshing cocktails could not cool my jets but the meal was outstanding!
Here’s what I had:
Accomplice, organic vodka, lemon, strawberry, and champagne. This is the perfect brunch cocktail.
French 77, Aviation gin, St. Germaine, lemon, champagne, twist. If you’re a gin drinker you will be primed for this one.
House Bloody Mary, barkeeper’s mix, vodka, pickled veggies, spiced salt. I am a true aficionado of a good bloody Mary, and this one is fit for a queen.
Rise and Shine Blanco tequila, giffard vanilla, anchor eyes, agave nectar, intelligentsia coffee, cream. A fine take on a Mexican coffee, served hot, and will give you a great big wake up call.
Truffle Chips. These are potato chip with great truffle essence, very addicting.
Chef’s 3-Choice Cheese Bread. There were 3 lovely cheeses; blue cheese, carmody, and chevre Bermuda triangle, all with great strong flavors. The bread was a very nice baguette, simply toasted, and served with honey.
Yogurt Parfait, house-made granola, seasonal berries, lemon. I loved this soothing breakfast item, with the hand made granola and crunchy nutty bites, its really terrific.
Belgian Waffle, strawberry, syrup, vanilla cream. The waffle is huge and the vanilla cream is just so decadent.
Breakfast Wrap, egg, beacon, cheddar, potato, and salsa. Very hearty, you could share this with a friend, and it’s very satisfying.
Gazpacho, corn, avocado, sunflower seeds, and cilantro. A very nice light rendition of this favorite item, and it’s also got to be low in calories.
W&V Burger, pickles, lettuce, cheddar, aioli. They serve this burger for dinner as well, it is plump, the meat is medium rare and its delicious.
Tri Tip Sandwich, shishito pepper, horseradish, Swiss, and jus. A very different take on this popular sandwich, have an open mind and you too will enjoy this nice experience.
My brunch experience was really wonderful; it’s not that often that you can find really terrific food in Hollywood. The menu items were well rounded, and each has a unique flavor with lots of attention to details. I would highly once again recommend this fun hot brunch spot. Brunch is kind of a lost art in Los Angeles, unlike San Francisco, Santa Barbara and San Diego. Here you really have to be inventive in selecting a good place for Brunch in the Land of the Angels. People are just not that into it here. But now with Wood & Vine there are no excuses. Call your friends and relax in the glory of Sunday fun day at Wood & Vine, it will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day.
Wood and Vine
6280 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028