A Girl’s Night Of Craves & Savors

2 Apr

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Don’t girls just wanna have fun? If fun means eating good food with the most entertaining company possible, than we definitely had a ton! It was a girls rule, boys drool night, but I have to admit I did a little bit of drooling… over some good eats at Baco Mercat and Syrup Desserts in downtown Los Angeles, where I ate with my girls Face, Jax, and Di. Normally a completely booked restaurant, we tried our luck and walked in into Baco without reservations. We put our name on the wait list and were told we would have to wait 45 minutes for a table. After a pointless 10 minute walk to get some tea before dinner and just as we walked into Syrup to order something, the restaurant texted that our table was ready… It may have been a blessing in disguise because while looking at Syrup’s menu, we were all on the verge of ruining our appetites (if that’s even possible), but we vowed that we would return after dinner.

At Baco, we ordered and ate the modern Spanish tapas that we’ve heard so much about. We ate family-style and shared the “caesar” brussels sprouts, squash blossoms, spaghetti squash with corn puree, the “double mushroom” Coca, which is a flatbread that Baco is known for, and my favorite of the night, the hamachi crudo. While the food was great, Jax commented that with all of the hype she’d heard, she expected “a miracle” in her mouth. Well, what I found that most of the magic happened at Syrup Desserts, which is an expresso bar and dessert cafe that offers a variety of pastries, signature iced teas, famous waffles, and more. We were super anxious to get back to Syrup and when we returned after dinner, we ordered two of the Syrup Signature Belgian Waffles, which is also a Syrup favorite, which has strawberries, bananas, Nutella, and French Vanilla Bean Ice cream (one without bananas), the Dulce & Banana Belgian Waffle, which as bananas and blackberries, caramel sauce, Vanilla sauce and instead of the Dulce de Leche ice cream, we substituted for the Blackberry Jasmine ice cream, and the Banana with chocolate chip Sweet Liege Original. We definitely savored our desserts there and time spent together.

Since it was such an awesome night to savor, full of cravings and QT, we agreed that “Girls Night” will be implemented on a regular basis, preferably and at least monthly. Any suggestions?

5 Responses to “A Girl’s Night Of Craves & Savors”

  1. Dreams April 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    I licked my screen hoping I would get a taste of those yummy waffles. Girls Night outings are always the best cuz they make you feel so refreshed.

  2. Jocellyn April 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Hopefully the waitress/waiter didn’t comment on the amount of food you ordered this time!

    • Sarah Frances April 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      Actually, this time, we were encouraged to order more! Now that’s better! 🙂

  3. Sarah Frances April 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Haha, they were yummy… It’s nice being able to try different flavors 🙂 Girls night is the best! I wish we lived closer and it’d be girls night all the time! Even with guys, it seems that they’re always in the background haha. That’s ok, they have each other.

  4. DeDivahDeals April 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    ooh la la – looks delish – I might have even order Brussel Sprouts!

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