Fresh Toast - OC Weekly
I recently attended a brunch event hosted by OC Weekly this past weekend. This event was my idea of what heaven must be like. I had been awaiting this event for weeks, and as time inched closer to the day, my excitement and my understanding of my love for brunch grew.
Fresh Toast, the brunch event, had many vendors there there that had great sample menus of a few items they typically serve at brunch. A few of my favorites were Social, Great Maple, Cucina Enoteca and 320 Main. A cuisine that was a little different was the fried octopus by AVEO Table + Bar. This was a very stimulating to the tastebuds as I wouldn’t think octopus would be a brunch item. This was seasoned to perfection and slightly citrusy which made it very enjoyable.
To add more fun to this event, there was a bloody mary contest. I am usually not a fan, but in order to win, these places got really creative! There were signature vodka additions as well as pairings with beef jerky (yum!)
This amazing event must be shared, so that is why I shared this with my friends. A festival for my favorite meal? Brunch? You know I had to go!