I had requested beautiful weather for my birthday, and woke up to the warmest day yet this spring. The sun was streaming through the arboretum as we headed to Rover’s this morning for their first ever brunch. We were even the first to arrive. (After seeing our photos in A Day at elBulli last month, whenever we’re the first to show up anywhere, we importantly declare to each other, “The first guests arrive.” Flip to page 19:45 if you have the book.)
They offer two- and three-course fixed price menus ($25 and $35, respectively), but we designed our own two course brunches from the à la carte menu. Eric’s braised pork belly with poached eggs and harissa hollandaise was out of this world, and my arugula, mushroom, and herbed goat cheese omelette was light and fresh tasting – perfect for a spring morning. We finished with selections from the “Sweets” section: the most gourmet coffee cake ever for Eric, and beignets for me. We were stuffed and happy as we rolled ourselves out into the sunshine.
Now I’m planning to curl up with my new book, Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris, to decide what we should do on our vacation there this year. And maybe I’ll try out my new game, Foodie Fight, with Eric. If only the weekend could last another day…
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