Sunday, February 9, 2014


The girls and I have been on a mission lately to try as many amazing brunch places as possible in SoCal before graduation. Everyone knows Tart is our favorite spot because of the punch bowls, but we needed to branch out a little. Yesterday morning we went to Zengo in Santa Monica to sample the Asian/Latin fusion cuisine and bottomless brunch cocktails. For $35 you get two hours to dine, drink and catch up with your favorite girls.

We gave the cocktails 5 stars. The sake sangria was refreshing and crisp. The lychee bellini was sweet and satisfying. The mango puree gave the mimosas a new twist. The waiters serve most drinks from a pitcher so it is quick and easy to get a refill. They even let us double fist so we could try a little bit everything. 

The food was great. Plates come out fast and plentiful. There were both sweet and savory options and really something for everyone. We were on a personal mission to try as many dishes as humanly possible. Some of our favorites were the crispy tofu (3 orders later), the chicken empanadas (can you say cheesy?!) and the pan dulce (fancy name for french toast). It was such an interesting menu with really funky twists on classic favorites. The esthetics of the place were also really cool. I don't know who you have to pay to get a table outside, but we enjoyed our spacious indoor booth, the modern lighting and people around us having an equally good time. It is an excellent place for groups, with many tables for 6 or more and they seemed to be very accommodating.

At one point we had 8 cocktails on the table. After trying most of the menu and 4-5 rounds before this, it was a little tough to finish these off, but we were champs and got it done! Even though the table had a two hour limit, our waiter continued to fill us up for over 3 hours. He even convinced to add on the cheesecake which was a great choice. 

I am so lucky to have these crazies to hang out with! I will miss them so much after graduation!

Shopping at Nordstrom Post-Brunch
Field Jacket, J.Crew; Chambray shirt, J.Crew Factory; White Jeans, C.Wonder; Yellow Flats, Old Navy; Pink Bag, Kate Spade (c/o Kendall)

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