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Brunch at Oakland’s Penrose

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on February 1, 2016

Are you looking for the ideal spot for a brunch date? Maybe you’re hoping to impress a special guy or that perfect gal, but you don’t want the get-together to carry the weight of an evening date. In this world of internet dating with apps such as Tinder, Match, and Bumble, singles often find themselves meeting up with people that they don’t know. Meeting potential mates through a friend of a friend is increasingly less common, and some daters don’t feel comfortable getting together with a stranger after dark. A fancy – but not too fancy! – brunch with the perfect ambience can set the ideal scene. Who knows? This date might be the first page of a true romance in the making. It’s important to get the details right.

Starting in January of 2016, the Penrose at 311 Grand Avenue in Oakland began serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm. They’ve long been known for their late-night live music with musicians such as the Raffi Garabedian Blues Group. Moreover, they’re a Bay Area favorite due to their delectable daily dinner menus. The restaurant serves colorful dishes inspired by the flavors of Sicily, Andalusia, and North Africa. Dinner offerings have included spicy butternut squash soup, saffron-infused shellfish stew, lamb with winter vegetables, and much more. The chef has a style that’s a bit hearty, a bit chic, and a bit minimal: the limited ingredients included within each dish and the gourmet techniques practiced within the kitchen allow each flavor to strike your pallet just right.

The winter brunch menu is equally as enticing. Enjoy ceci flour pancakes with kumquat compote, sweetwater oysters with rose mignonette, olive shakshouka with farm eggs and yogurt, and much more. Of course, what Bay Area brunch menu would be complete without artisanal cocktail offerings? Choose from a craft Bloody Mary, Batanga, Bird of Paradise Fizz, or Mudslide. Are you unfamiliar with a Batanga? This is all the more reason to try brunch at the Penrose.

Whether you’re planning a first date, an anniversary brunch, or a family get together, Nationwide Limousine Service would love to drive you to the Penrose in Oakland. We’re honored to be the Bay Area’s preferred luxury transportation provider offering classic cars, limousines, black car services, and much more. Please contact our reservation managers at 800-339-8936.

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