San Diego, Truffle Honey and Kevin George Peacock
Bachelorette Party Number Three Is Over.
There. I’ve said it! Yes, the bachelorettes are all behind me until July of next year. This trip was a nice change of pace from Vegas. At 8:30 AM, I jumped on the train to be greeted by eight girls screaming and handing me a glass of champagne and covering me in hot pink beads. Five hours and six bottles of champagne later, we arrived in San Diego. We stayed at the Andaz Hotel in the Gaslamp district which was perfectly situated in close proximity to a host of amazing restaurants and great bars. And of course, the hotel itself wasn’t too shabby. I dare you too Google the Star Suite at the Andaz Hotel. (Why yes, that is a stripper pole in the middle of the room. What’s it to you?)
After napping and hydrating, we headed to one of the most absolutely fabulous restaurants I have ever been to. If I were to own a restaurant, it would be exactly like this one. Crazy, eclectic decor, fabulous food, and an edge among the staff, DJ and burlesque dancers. Vin de Syrah. Google that too. They had this truffle honey that I wish I could have brought home for um…anything that’s edible (and a few things inedible)!
Saturday we were poolside.
Enter Kevin George Peacock.
After we noshed on poolside snacks, our poolside server brings us two bottles of champagne but refuses to tell us who they are from. We of course figure out that they were sent to us by some gentlemen across the pool. Much to their dismay (and poor vision), when they come to talk to us they find out all of us except for one person is married. And after dashing the hopes and dreams of our mystery benefactor (who’s name is Kevin George Peacock – double pinky swear – that is EXACTLY how he introduces himself) we ladies were introduced to an epic specimen of man. This guy actually had a social resume (with typos!) that he passed out at bars. He had a neon green old school phone handle that plugged into his iPhone that he used to make all of his phone calls. He was amazing. SUCH a nice guy (I mean he sent us champagne), but soooo socially challenged. A resume? Really? And just a suggestion, check the ladies’ ring fingers before you send them free drinks, unless you’re doing it because you just want to enjoy some nice conversation with beautiful women on a strictly plutonic level (and since he’s a man, that’s not likely). Regardless, he ended up sending us eight bottles of champagne throughout the day. And we were greatful for both the bubbly and the amusement.
Afternoon siestas helped us recover enough for another big night out. That night found us decked out in our LBD’s enjoying an extremely filling meal with WAY more food than we really needed. When sufficiently stuffed, we headed back to the hotel club to burn off at least a small fraction of our nights caloric intake. The bride, in a white dress and veil kept stopping our car so we could deliver leftovers to the homeless. The image of her darting across streets, avoiding getting hit by cars to deliver food to homeless people was amazing. We’re convinced the homeless people all thought she was some kind of angel sent from heaven to feed them.
The next morning we went to brunch at Searsucker where I had Green Eggs and Ham which consisted of a poached egg over brioche toast and roasted pork belly. It was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. And I’m not just saying that because I was enjoying a Galactic Neon level hangover. I seriously thought about licking the damn plate clean.
Then it was back to the Andaz for a rooftop pool party. Which of course got crazy out of control…….
There you have it, bachelorette party #3….Now wedding number #3 is in 4 days!!!!
On a side note…I don’t want you to live without this truffle honey in your life because that would just be MEAN.
Hubby’s Note: Wow. Sounds like fun. I was at home w/ two small children and a puppy. I think I deserve to have this honey drizzled on…something delectible.
2 grams white truffles
8 ounces honey
Place honey in a double boiler with hot water in bottom. Shave truffles into tiny pieces, then add to honey. Bring water to a boil, and bring honey to 185°F and keep at 185°F for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
Strain while still warm. Add to clean mason jars. GREAT for hostess gifts, teachers, and your bedroom 😉 Did I really just type that? LOL