I step off the Muni at Embarcadero Station, and as I reach the top of the escalator I am immediately immersed in the sights, the smells, the excited hustle and bustle. The crowd peruses the offerings at a vast array of event tents. Individuals carrying to-go cups brimming with steaming goodness from a favorite coffee spot walk by others standing in line for a mile-high sandwich or an irresistibly colorful scoop of ice cream.
Brunch is simply a way of life. It embodies that lazy weekend morning when you sleep in and wake up naturally to a slow day with no rush. You climb out of bed and stretch, taking your time to get ready for the day without timelines, deadlines, or work commitments.
It was the first time I had seen such an art form made out of this. Each one took 10 minutes, layered with notes, colors and flavors. He poured, cut fresh fruit, picked from flowers and swirled, mixed and poured some more.