LA CRESCENTA -- ‘Tis the season to be jolly, not stressed out over
what to give as a present for the holidays. I can’t think of a more
welcomed gift than one that would get me off the hook from cooking.
Breakfast In Bed, delivers the gift ofsmiles as well as beautifully
appointed, custom-made breakfasts right to your home. Owner and chef,
Juli Jenewein prepares hearty, four-course homemade breakfasts which also
include juice and coffee that are cooked to order. The meal arrives in an
oversized wicker basket complete with attractive floral china and
matching mugs, silverware and linen napkins.
I live 10 to 15 minutes from her kitchen/office in La Crescenta, and
the food I ordered traveled pretty well. The bacon stayed crisp, the eggs
and pancakes were still nice and warm. The Belgian waffle softened up a
bit due to hot moisture inside the sealed plate, but it still tasted very
The freshly squeezed orange juice and full pot of Starbuck’s coffee
delightfully rounds out the meal. The hardest part is deciding what to
order among the 21 choices that include eggs cooked any style, potatoes,
muffins, breads and cereals, plus bacon, sausage or ham.
The part I like best next to actually eating this wonderful treat of a
meal is the cleanup. Simply gather all the dishes and utensils, put them
back into the basket, and leave it in front of your door where it will be
retrieved later in the day. Extra delivery charges do apply if you
live outside of her immediate transit area, but if you consider the
exorbitant cost of many food delivery services you’d find in the pages of
Los Angeles Magazine, Breakfast In Bed, at $30 to $40 for two people, is
an exceptionally affordable and delicious luxury.
ANNIE BETTELLI welcomes requests. Send correspondence in care of the
News-Press/Leader to 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale 91203 or
contact her directly via e-mail at BERIES@aol.com. Her column appears
IF YOU ORDER*WHERE: Breakfast In Bed, 3640 Foothill Blvd., La
Crescenta.*PHONE: 951-8362 (by reservation only).*HOURS: Open seven days,
6 a.m. to noon deliveries.*PRICES: $30 for two people; children’s plates
$4.75; continental breakfasts also available. Modest price increases
effective January 2000. Visa/Mastercard/Discover accepted; gift