Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Julienne - Make It Your Mission


San Marino is a very affluent, tiny city adjacent to Pasadena. Picture 1920's mansions built on impeccably groomed  properties lining wide streets and parkways... Mission Street is "Main Street" to San Marino, bustling with quaint little shops and salons. For the last 26 years Julienne is it's most notable fixture. I've been a patron since '94! I keep coming back because the food is as lovely as the presentation, the service is impeccable (although our waiter neglected to offer the new lavender lemonade as an option), and the rosemary raisin bread is to die! There is a luscious gourmet market adjoining the cafe where I used to pick up food to bring to the neighboring park. They also enhance any Hollywood Bowl experience by offering THE best baskets! LA is a huge sprawling city and if this destination pushes your boundaries a little further east than you are accustomed you can make a day of it! Sandwich it between a stroll in the gardens at Huntington Library and a little shopping on Mission. You'll need to work up an appetite beforehand, and walk off your lunch afterward - because there is NO way you can turn down that desert tray!!

violet candies from France and butter caramels
sweet food to go
You can purchase the famous rosemary raisin bread - I can't wait for breakfast!
household items mix with imported oils and condiments
savory food to go
buttered rosemary raisin bread
Grilled Fillet of Beef Cob Salad with Paprika Vinaigrette 
Chilled Gazpacho and Albacore Tuna Sandwich

don't say I didn't warn you...!
A table for two on the sidewalk cafe.
As you may know - whenever possible I like to end with desert...

If Julienne is more than a freeway or two away, don't despair! You can purchase the cookbook by  founder Susan Campoy here


25 comments:

jamie-lee said...

Ohhhh you are killing me with all this delicious looking food!

lucylu. said...

looks like a culinary delight! :)

martilicious said...

fantastic pictures!! I'm hungry now :)

Десислава Валентинова said...

Thank you for your sweet comment!! :)))
This place looks amazing and the pastry look sooo delicious!! :))

Desislava
http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

♥Run With Fashion♥ said...

Wow, loove the violet candies and butter caramels.
I just loove the WHOLE STORE SETTING! So cozy! ♥
The food and desserts LOOK SOOO SCRUMCIOUS!!♥ Oh my <33333
Lol, I LOOVE TO END whatever I eat WITH DESSERT AT THE END TOO! :D
If not...my meal, was incomplete! >.< And I will go searching for something SWEET! :D

Nice pics!
-Eliza

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Mela said...

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Gina Michele said...

That place looks like heaven!
Lovely photos!

♥ Gina Michele
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Pop Champagne said...

that salad and dessert looks amazing! what a cute little place as well

The PvdH Journal said...

oh yum yum yum yuuuuum!!!!

PvdH -designer and illustrator

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Daria said...

such a yummi-post! love it :) made me hungry.... :D

xxx
Daria

aninha said...

Humm, delicious.

kisses
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Martaaa said...

the place looks great! and the food... mmmm... delicious!
and your blog is very nice! would you like to follow each other?

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stylecomb said...

yummm this looks amazing! They mix such interesting ingredients like rosemary and raisins! awesome! Next time that I'm in the LA area I may have to explore San Marino!

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♥Run With Fashion♥ said...

Hey! :)
Thank you for your awesome comment on my illustration post! :D
-Eliza

sooz said...

this place is absolutely beautiful..and it's making me hungry! nice photos.

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tessa said...

OMG stop putting so many pictures of delicious food! you're making me drown in a puddle of drool over here :(

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Sara said...

Omg it all looks so good, I’m practically licking the monitor, that Grilled Fillet of Beef Cob Salad with Paprika Vinaigrette looks amazing, I can defiantly understand why you keep going back to this place, it’s amazing but you are killing me with the deserts! I'm a new follower! Hope you'll like my blog and follow back!

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malory said...

Nice pictures !
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mari b. said...

this looks seriously amazing and oh so yummy. i totally envy you - i wish i had such a brilliant meal right now!

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Karin said...

These images are absolutely marvellous xxx
everything looks so delicious

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Be still my heart! This place looks AMAZING! My husband is from Upland, which isn't too far away! Next time we go visit, we must make a stop here! Thanks for sharing!

Ola said...

everything looks perfect!

absolutelyfaaabulous said...

Lovely place.. and so nice the rosemary butter! Will see if I can sort of make one myself..

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