BLD (short for “Breakfast Lunch Dinner”) serves up hearty and healthy eats throughout the day, including brunch on weekends. It’s especially popular on the weekends, catering to a well-heeled crowd. Hubby’s been here before as well as a couple of friends who have recommended their Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes and that’s the main reason why I wanted to check it out.
Their brunch menu is served from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays which means that I can enjoy breakfast until the mid-afternoon hours. Hubby recommended that we start with the Fresh Vegetable Salad from their lunch menu which he suggested we share. It was a wonderful medley of edamame, fresh corn, jicama, hericots vert, red bell peppers, avocado, toasted cashews, hemp seeds, daikon sprouts and tossed in a light, flavorful ginger vinaigrette.
I was set on ordering the Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, however, after studying the menu a bit more closely I decided to be adventurous and order something that I would not normally order…the Vegan Benedict! The Vegan Benedict included a generous slice of House Smoked Tofu Bacon, a hearty Veggie Patty, wilted arugula, hollandaise and served alongside with olive oil roasted fingerling potatoes. I was expecting it to be tasteless and dry but I was pleasantly surprised. The tofu bacon tasted like…smoked bacon and coupled with the veggie patty, it was a wonderful combination of flavors. The benedict was filling and flavorful, the hollandaise beautifully executed.
Hubby ordered the hearty Fried Egg Sandwich made up of nueske’s thick cut bacon, gruyere cheese, and aioli on toasted sourdough bread and served with olive oil roasted fingerling potatoes.
Overall, we enjoyed our early afternoon brunch and I plan on returning to BLD soon to give their blueberry ricotta pancakes a try.
BLD (Breakfast Lunch Dinner)
7450 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036