Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Evan's Kitchen - Brunch
I had been meaning to check out Evan's Kitchen for a while, but kept postponing it. Then I heard that they have a great brunch. My best friend, Dari, met me there and we had a nice Sunday brunch. Dinner will have to wait for another day.
Evan is a good friend to Dari and her husband, Rob. Evan used to cook at The Limelight years ago and Rob's office is across the street, so the family was always regulars. Evan's Kitchen is farther away and embedded in a small antiques mall. It's a very unassuming place that you would never notice if you weren't on a mission to get there. Dari tells me that they recently acquired the booths from the old Andiamo's, which has really made the seating much better.
There are large tables in the center because Evan's caters to families. They have things to keep the kids occupied and even do special family events. Around Halloween they do a special pumpkin carving dinner. Then around Thanksgiving they do a gingerbread house making diner. It is not all family oriented. They also do special wine pairing dinners or other theme nights.
But we were here for brunch. The brunch menu was great. It included the basics like pancakes (including whole grain ones), French toast, omelets, etc. They also had a large Benedicts menu. You could have eggs Benedict or Florentine, or variations such as the California or the vegetarian. Dari chose the California version with avocado and tomato and a side of fruit.
I was thrilled to see quiche on the menu. Love quiche. They had a vegetarian version, but I chose the one with ham in it. It was a nice hefty slice and covered with cheese. Yum. I chose the country potatoes which were like nice, crispy roasted potatoes and not greasy at all. I also like to try biscuits when I have brunch. Their biscuits were ok, nothing to scream about though.
I still need to go for a dinner. I remember great meals when Evan was at The Limelight, so I know that I'll be happy when I get the opportunity to come back for dinner.