West Hollywood: Bottomless Mimosas at The Church Key
The Chuch Key in West Hollywood has launched bottomless mimosas. It’s a steal at $13. Recently I was invited to check ’em out but being the sassy girl I am, I opted for a Bloody Maria (Bloody Mary with tequila instead of vodka). It comes with an adorable mini hot sauce. I really liked that I could add in whatever pickled veggies I wanted. Friends who got mimosas were deliciously satisfied with their drink choices.
Chef Steven Fretz has added lots of new items on the brunch item since I last checked it out. With this heat wave we’ve been having, grabbing some “shrimp cocktail” skewers was the way to go. Perfectly grilled with a DIY attitude. Make sure you squeeze some lime on, eat a bit of grilled avocado and spread the lovely sauce on the shrimp. Heck, I’d even eat the lettuce and make a lettuce wrap!
If your group is thirsty and can agree to one drink (at a time), then go with a punch bowl during brunch. Easy peasy.
I was intrigued by the ginormous gnudi. These were so soft and I loved the texture. Catch them while you can still get fresh corn. I also recently spotted these at the Los Angeles Food and Wine last week.
If you’re a sweet breakfast person, try the French toast. These were deep fried to perfection.
I know some people who don’t consider it breakfast unless there are chiliquiles involved. The Church Key’s version is uber gourmet with fantastic salsa. See that pastry in the background? There is a roaming pastry cart. Grab a few morning buns as well. The orgasmic moans convinced me this is the sexiest brunch on the Sunset strip.
My favorite of the dishes I tried was the biscuits and gravy dish. I developed a thing for biscuits and gravy the last five years or so and am always on the hunt for the best. Look at this fried egg and its glorious yolk. Combining that creaminess with the rich gravy really kicked this up about 10,000 notches. Plus I really liked the big slice of chicken sausage.
There goes that pastry cart again. This time it wheeled out some good looking desserts. We had to get the cute s’mores and I tried an oatmeal raisin cooking as well. I was going to call it quits after that but..
It was hard to resist the two specialty desserts starting with the Philippines key lime pie. The calamansi semi-freddo was almost floral with a sweet-tart taste. It’s wonderful for the endless summery days of LA. Though we’re heading into Fall, it’ll be warm for a while.
Usually I’m not into coconut but I’m so into this chewy coconut cake. I actually ate more than my usual one bite of dessert. What great consistency and the mild coconut went so well with the pistachio cream and two different sorbets; coconut and raspberry-lychee.
The Church Key’s brunch game is strong!
8730 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 – (424) 249-3700
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