One of the vendors at the anniversary party, situated about two blocks from Rodeo Drive, was Le Mervetty, which is a bakery of some of the most yummy Le canale--the tiny little desserts. They are bite-sized sugar cakes from heaven! We did have a setback with them since we talked to one of the employees who said they would be open tomorrow (we were there on a Sunday), so we all headed there first thing in the morning before our live viewing of The Talk to get some of these amazing creations. They were closed. We went back after the show aired, before our flight, since we were craving them from the day before. We hoped we just heard the opening time wrong, so instead of giving up, one of the girls in our group decided to email them. They informed her that it was Monday, of course, so they were closed. That was not what was on their website and nothing was posted on the door at that time. I tell you this so you do not try to go on a Monday. I am going to go with the reason for the confusion was that they were very busy with the anniversary party and the employee did not realize it was Sunday when she said they would be open the next day. Maybe it was just a simple case of growing pains. Since their dessert won me over I will think the best. Lets hope they get their times posted and have a successful journey in business.
As for dinner, we went to Villa Blanca since it is the sister restaurant of Sur, the place we ate at last year when we went last year our annual ladies trip. (You can see that post on our Price is Right trip under the "ladies" category) Villa Blanca's atmosphere is more relaxed than its sister restaurant and a bit more friendly for groups. I can highly recommend the Lychee Martini. It was a hit with our ladies. There was no appearance by the Beverly Hill Housewife and co-owner Lisa Vanderpump, but I enjoyed their Caprese a la Blanca immensely and their Parpardelle Bolognese was so fresh. I would order both again.
(Next weeks post will be about the second day of our journey. Viewing The Talk live!)