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The Sweeter Taste of Life

Eat, Drink, and be Merry!



We had the most wonderful brunch, celebrating the launch of the Orange County Mommy Blogger Tribe. A group of wonderful mommy bloggers got together to meet and mingle over delicious food and drinks. What better place to celebrate the beginning of a new venture, than at one of best restaurants in Orange County and that is Eureka!



Although it was a rainy morning, that didn't stop us from attending the wonderful brunch that was set up for us. We were all curious about Eureka and wanted to check out the place. Prior to our visit I made sure to check out their menu which I tend to do before I go to any restaurant and I must say my mouth began to water from all the food listed on the menu. Upon further research I came across their extensive list of signature drinks and I thought to myself, this is an place I definitely need to visit.



We started with some delicious appetizers that included:







Truffle Cheese fries

truffle salt / Parmesan / green onion / white truffle cheese sauce


















Falafel Bites

tzatziki / feta / pickled red onions / dill / cilantro / red chimichurri

















Mac N Cheese Balls

truffle salt / Parmesan / green onion / white truffle cheese sauce

















Crispy Glazed Brussels Sprouts

orange chile glaze / chimichurri /almonds
















Chicken Nachos

black beans / avocado tomatillo / tomatoes / cilantro / onions / cheese / jalapeños / chipotle sauce / crema

















Wings

orange chile glaze or firecracker












My favorite appetizer was the Mac N Cheese Balls. I have to say I had never been a fan of Mac N Cheese until I had my second born. I always made the attempt to feed my first born but he was just never really into it so when my second child was born I introduced him to Mac N Cheese and the rest is history. Now, every time we visit a place I'm always looking for this option since I know it is one of my kid's favorite. Can't wait to be back so that he can taste them for himself as I am sure he will love them.


Now you know you can't have brunch without having chilaquiles. This by far is my favorite thing to eat for brunch. I love the combination of the crunchy tortillas chips with the salsa and delicious eggs in the side. I have a serious question thoug, Anybody else hate the smell of egg but love the way the taste? Yup! that's me! I'm a total weirdo when it comes to food. I'm the pickiest when it comes to smell and taste, so if I like the food, you know it has to be delicious.

We also got to sample some Fried Chicken and sweet Cornbread and Bread Putting French Toast. The French toast was another favorite of mine. I love the fact that they were not all that sweet and I don't know about you guys but I love having fruit for brunch and with my French toast. This was the perfect combination and since I am not a sweets person (I know right? another weird thing) it had the right amount of sweetness. I want to say it was due to the whiskey creme anglaise that came with it. I wanted to bottle that sauce up and bring it in small container to have it at home. That's how much I loved it.

Eureka comes with 40 American craft beers on tap and over 40 small-batch whiskeys. For our Brunch, some of the ladies ordered some signature drinks. I myself went for a classic Mimosa because you really didn't have brunch if you didn't have a mimosa, everybody knows that! I did however, made sure I tasted some of the other drinks just for the pleasure of tasting everything that was on my radius.


Here are the favorites for the day:


Penicillin Smoked Whiskey / Ginger / Honey / Lemon


Love Potion (a Valentine's Special)

gin/ lavender / grapefuit / lemon / grandpoppy arnaro/ rose water



Next time you are in the Irvine area, check out Eureka! perfect place to eat, drink and be merry! BRUNCH every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s ALL DAY!


Address 4143 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT EUREKA AND THEIR SAVORY MENU HERE!