Bazaar – Brunch

I have been wanting to try brunch at the Bazaar, ever since they started doing it. We both love eggs and so many of the egg dishes sounded intriguing.  Although, I don’t consider Bazaar a 4 star restaurant (Irene’s rating from the LA Times), I do like the vibe, innovation, fun and flavor combinations. At brunch, we were one of the few deuces – most tables were either 4’s and even 6’s and 8’s.


wine bazaar 1

Wine from their list


eggs benedict

Eggs Benedict “new way”, Serrano Ham – The eggs are poached in a cryovac machine at 63 degrees for about 40 minutes. Some of the ham slices had been crisped so the texture of the crunchy ham with the runny egg was wonderful. It was served on toasted bread. I am not sure what the foam /saucing was.


close-up eggs benedict

Close-up of the Eggs Benedict


Spanisah eggs

Savory Spanish Torrijas, Iberico ham, egg 63, Idiazabal cheese – Torrijas is similar to French toast, but with the addition of  the cheese, there was a pronounced savory taste, bordering on an incredible grilled cheese sandwich. Gorgeous and luscious Iberico ham was draped over the torrijas and then topped with an egg.




A gift from the chef – Wagyu beef Philly Cheesesteak – air bread filled with oozing cheese and topped with Wagyu beef 


undeerside of philly

The underside of the Philly cheesesteak with the cheese oozing out of the bread.



Ryan, our absolutely wonderful server


eggs and ricxe

12 Tiny Eggs Sunny side up – Huevos a la Cubana “Andy garcia”

This was absolutely sensational – a crsipy rice cake was topped with 12 fried quail eggs, crispy shavings of jamon Serrano, dabs of an intense, spicy tomato puree and topped with some diced chives.

As to the reference to Andy Garcia:

“As a youngster, Andres “Andy” Garcia dreamed of playing professional baseball. Born on the Island of Cuba, Garcia’s family fled to Miami Beach, Florida in the United States of America following Fidel Castro’s communist revolution. At Natilus Junior High School and later at Miami Beach Senior High School, Garcia excelled in baseball. In his senior year, illness prevented him from playing and he drifted into the drama department. He studied acting with Jay W. Jensen. Jensen was a South Florida legend, counting among his numerous students, Brett Ratner,Roy FirestoneMickey Rourke, and Luther Campbell. Following his positive high school experiences in acting, he continued his drama studies at Florida International University. From there he traveled to Hollywood, California to make his mark in movie-stardom. To his friends and fans in Miami Beach, Andy Garcia will always be remembered as a friendly, down-to-earth, all-around good guy.”


eggs and rice close-up

Close-up of the 12 Tiny Eggs


oysteers in a tin

Fresh Kumamoto oysters, lemon, black pepper – absolutely delicious


bloody Mary

Bloody Mary – the base is a mix of tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire, lime juice, salt and pepper. It is topped with celery-wasabi foam that is created by loading wasabi-infused lime juice and celery puree into a CO2 canister. Normally, I don’t drink mixed drinks, but this was well-worth ordering, although expensive at $16.00


2nd eggs benedict

For my husband, another order of Eggs benedict.


brioche and foie

Foie Gras, Quince, Brioche

A thoroughly enjoyable meal and one that I would repeat in a heartbeat.


1 Response to “Bazaar – Brunch”

  1. 1 Will J June 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Ah… what a teaser. Another reason to re-visit LA. Btw, I’m 34 and already I’m on Cholestoff before meals like these. Hats off to you and John – To a healthy one, Bravo Liz!

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