It's not often that Boyfriend is willing to go to brunch - mainly because it involves driving to Silverlake or Downtown Los Angeles. There aren't too many brunch places in the SGV, but if there are then please let me know. When he suggested to choose "anyplace you want" for brunch, I jumped at the opportunity have him take me to someplace I've wanted to try for awhile.
MB Post is the new restaurant of David LeFevre. He is a highly acclaimed chef, earning The Water Grill one Michilin-star while he was at the helm; additionally, he has worked at Charlie Trotters. When we walked in to the restaurant, he saw my Cookie Monster shirt and complimented me on it - shows he has good taste in cartoon mascots.
The restaurant has an airy, comfortable feel with a lot of natural lighting and wood. Since it was a nice day all the doors up front were opened to let in the beach air. I wonder if it can get too cold in the winter. The menu has "small plates" that are meant to be shared - the waitress suggested one bread, one side and an entree for each person. We were happy to comply.
personalized "post" containing menus
spiced apple hand pies, salted caramel sauce
nueske's bacon, rosemary, brown sugar, chili
burrata & roasted pepper sandwich, green olive pesto, house chips
truffle honey laced fried chicken,kholrabi slaw
We were definitely stuffed after all that food. The sandwich was a bit run-of-the-mill, though very well prepared. But how can you go wrong with burrata? Everything else was divine, especially the hand pies (which Boyfriend wasn't impressed by) and the fried chicken. He especially went crazy over the bacon. Whoever is the "neuske" in "neuske's bacon" is a winner. Definitely need to come back to try the steak and eggs, the poached eggs over polenta and the chimichanga.
Now that I've started counting my calories during the day (those suckers add up SO FAST), I've decided that weekends would be my cheat days where I'm careful but not counting - allows me to be a bit more free in my fooding choices. I think it works out best this way. Yay for fried chicken! Your calories don't count on a Saturday morning.
Manhattan Beach Post (M.B. Post)
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266