My Experience With International Smoke

I couldn’t think of a BETTER place to have celebrated my 28th birthday with some of my favorite girls then International Smoke in one of my personal favorite places, One Paseo. A collaboration between Ayesha Curry and chef Michael Mina, this place is an absolute gem, and definitely somewhere I will continue to go, and tell people about. I had been to the restaurant once before and every single thing I ordered was delicious. So I reached out to International Smoke with hopes of working together to host a fun blogger/birthday brunch and they made it happen.
We started off with mimosas (DUH) with the options of Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, or Pineapple Juice! Also how cute are these shakers?!
Say hi to Ayesha’s fresh baked cornbread. Moist, warm and covered in a delicious thai red curry butter. This was a table fave.
If you know me, you know I had to get myself some oysters. Oysters on the half shell with the perfect amount of habanero-tomato mignonette. Not really sure why I only got three when I definitely should have gotten twenty of these.
Next up, we have the ‘Instant’ bacon bao buns. Nothing makes me happy like a crispy pork belly wrapped in a soft bun topped with delicious pickled veggies. THIS IS A MUST GET. TRUUUST ME.
Is this not the most beautiful fruit salad you have ever seen?? This is the farmers Market Fruit and I mean, what restaurant have you ever been to that serves a fruit salad with figs and dragon fruit in the middle? Nowhere but International Smoke that’s where.

Also not pictured but something I didn’t want to leave out. I got the Arugula salad with chicken for a nice light brunch and it was JUST right. There was live music and the band was incredible. You have the option to sit inside or out on the patio (dog friendly) and if you’re just stopping in for a drink and a few apps, the bar is absolutely beautiful.
I want to just reiterate on how great our experience was with International Smoke. The service, the food, the management, and the atmosphere as a whole made for such a wonderful day. I wanted to give a special thanks to our wonderful server Clyde, Alex, the GM, and to Courtney of Crowe PR for making this day happen. It was beyond what I expected and I can’t wait to be back to try the dinner menu. If you’re in One Paseo and find yourself looking for some amazing food and drinks after some shopping, click this link to reserve your table!
Until Next Time..

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