Brunch. If you live in the D.C. area, I’m pretty sure you’re aware that brunch is a big thing. Weekend mornings/afternoons are for meeting with people who come out of town that you really don’t want to see other than the two hours that their in town. Washington .D.C offers a plethora of brunch spots and if you ask someone what’s their favorite brunch spot in D.C. I’m pretty sure they’ll point you to a place that offers “buffet style”. Personally, I don’t prefer buffet style restaurants to blog about because I believe each dish should have its own “personality”. Thankfully, this restaurant doesn’t offer buffet style brunch, so I am able to enjoy each individual dish as it is carefully prepared and placed in front of me before it’s devoured.
I actually found this restaurant searching through instagram and going through pictures of a reputable “food connoisseur” . I trust judgement with alot of people and the things that they post when they go to different restaurants. I watch what they post, the angles, and the descriptions of what was ordered. It’s better to pay attention to what other people say about the restaurant because it gives you some kind of idea of what you’re looking for when trying out something new. This restaurant also has two items that I’ve never had before and one that I knew for sure I’d like. It’s always fun seeing the surrounding areas of where restaurants are because it gives you an idea of why you should come back to that neighborhood. I’m not sure if you all remember, but I blogged about Lupo Verde earlier this summer, this restaurant is literally next door to it. Small world right? The interior of this restaurant is nice and quaint. A great spot to meet friends and family from out of town, or just go somewhere with your significant other.
Three items were ordered at this restaurant. The first order was the Arepas Benedict. It consisted of two poached eggs, roasted pork in salsa verde, avocado, and hollandaise sauce. This dish was UN-BE-LEIVEABLE. It was packed with alot of flavor, and a generous amount of roasted pork was offered as well. The eggs were poached perfectly and the juices from the meat flow off of the muffin but still leaves it hard enough for you to have a crunch in your mouth when devouring this dish. The salsa verde was a nice accompaniment to the dish as well, as it wasn’t too spicy or taste like tomato paste. This dish isn’t for sharing and if you wanted to taste something that has the texture of pulled pork then this is the right fit for you.
The next dish that was ordered was the Chorizo on Baguette. It consisted of fried eggs, red cabbage slaw, chimichurri, and hand cut fries. This dish was packed with bold flavors, the chorizo was sausage that seemed to be infused with thyme and/or cilantro. The cabbage slaw wasn’t too soft as it still had a crunch to its texture. The dish had a little kick to it but the spices weren’t over bearing. The fries tasted like your grandmother was back in the kitchen peeling potatoes and frying them up just for your liking. There’s so many things that can be said about this dish, but honestly this is one of the things you need to experience by yourself. When you do, please, let me know what you think.
Last but not least, the mushroom and cauliflower omelette was ordered. Usually with omelettes you can’t go wrong, and with this omelette it’s perfect to eat by itself with no bacon and/or grits. Usually, I eat eggs with some kind of meat, but honestly this dish doesn’t need it. You can choose to eat this dish with home fries or mixed greens. As you can see below, I opted for the mixed greens. It was a spring mix salad with a vinaigrette dressing, cucumbers, and onions. I love mushrooms, but cauliflower isn’t my favorite vegetable. Although, having cauliflower mixed in this omelette made me ponder my decision on cauliflower not being my favorite vegetable.
Overall: No item on the menu is over $20, so if you go it won’t break the bank. I recommend you give this place a try. It’s right down the street from “Ben’s Chili Bowl” off of U St in D.C. Let me know what you think.