Celebrating their first year anniversary, Culver City hot spot LA Spice hosted a lively “Breakfast for Dinner” tasting this past weekend, previewing a number of breakfast items off their expansive brunch menu. A local favorite, LA Spice hosted course after course of casual yet gourmet comfort food, expertly crafted by Owner LeAnne Schwartz and Chef Chris De Villier.
With a menu that changes seasonally, LA Spice features inviting dishes that speak to California freshness yet celebrate the global diversity of Los Angeles. From the vegetarian-fed and humanely-raised Niman Ranch Beef to the Nitrate-Free Nueske Bacon, LA Spice utilizes only the best of ingredients. Neighborhood favorites include the Star Anise Braised Pork Belly Banh Mi and Egg-ceptional Huevos Rancheros.
Greeted with strawberry and basil mimosas, our tasting kicked off with a Green Omelet, a vegetarian omelet made with herbed basil pesto eggs stuffed with oven dried tomatoes and house made ricotta cheese. Next up was a taste of the Chicken and Biscuits, a decadent dish composed of tender buttermilk fried chicken, freshly baked cheddar and chive biscuits, topped with cheddar and sausage gravy, alongside a serving of the LA Spice Benedict, which featured a poached egg over house made buttermilk biscuits, oven roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, and topped with an avocado hollandaise sauce.
The next round of dishes included Crispy Pork Belly and Sweet Potato Hash, one of my favorites of the night, which paired pork belly and fried eggs with roasted shallots, rainbow Swiss chard, sweet potato hash, topped with a banyuls vinegar.
Two sandwiches, served on both the brunch and lunch menus, were next up: a traditional Muffuletta Sandwich of salami, coppa, mortadella, provolone, pepperoncini, olives, cauliflower and roasted red peppers on a ciabatta roll alongside a Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomato Sandwich served with jack cheese, avocado, pickled red onion, romaine lettuce, and a spicy remoulade spread, also on a ciabatta roll. While this sandwich is vegetarian, an option to add Neuske Nitrate Free Bacon was much welcomed.
Dessert consisted of Maple Almond Multi Grain Pancakes, topped with maple syrup, seasonal fresh berries, powdered sugar and slivered almonds, as well as Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, accompanied by a vanilla syrup and strawberry rhubarb compote.
An exciting addition to Culver City, LA Spice elevates the café experience through the culinary team’s passion and innovation. The vibrant eatery is open daily, serving breakfast and lunch on the weekdays, a brunch menu on weekends, and a variety of irresistible desserts and other baked goods. The café offers numerous vegan and gluten free options as well.
4357 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City CA 90230
Sunday – Saturday 8am- 4pm