Stick To A Classic Sunday Brunch At The Strand House
There’s comfort in simplicity, especially on a Sunday. When brunch has become a frenzied ritual – where menus can appear more interested in thrills rather than nourishment – the Strand House in Manhattan Beach has upheld the beauty of the classics. The vibrant yellow hue of rich hollandaise sauce streams over the edge of English muffins made in house, and black currants dot the golden crusts of scones accompanied by three distinct jams. Order these with a simple glass of Champagne, or drop cubes of sugar in a white cup of coffee.
But to say that such a meal is predictable would be akin to noting that the unobstructed ocean view beyond the dining room is routine. Just as the view can hold a gaze with subtle changes in the details, a Strand House brunch does the same with playful alterations to its menu’s staples. Its waffles, which are topped with fresh fruit and a scoop of sweet ice cream, have the added crunch of sugar baked inside. And an order of donuts don’t just come glazed: lemon raspberry, lime ginger, and chocolate almond toffee are served as a trio of flavors to share. But even with these twists, the overall feel of the Strand House is one of ease. On a Sunday morning, that’s the characteristic that counts.