Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brunch at Eleven

It's that time again. Early November is birthday time, and that means that we again used my Big Burrito Birthday Coupon for Sunday Brunch. This year, I chose Eleven for brunch. As usual, service was terrific and the food delicious. Especially my beignets. And the cannoli dessert.
I had a mimosa for my brunch cocktail. SP decided to try the Bloody Trio: Bloody Mary (vodka, pickled vegetable), Bloody Maria (tequila, tomatillo, cilantro), and Bloody Molly (whiskey, celery). He liked the Mary best and found the Maria was spicier than he expected.

The bread basket: mini biscuits, mini muffins, and a croissant.

Raspberry jam and honey butter

Flaky croissant

Beignets, apple, brandy, ginger sugar. Pillowy puffs of fried dough dusted with sugar in a yummy sauce with thin slivers of apple. Moist, warm, delicious interiors. 

Duck Hash. SP's appetizer. He really liked it and it disappeared before I had much chance to inspect his plate!

Smoked Lamb Huevos Rancheros, fried eggs, tomatillo salsa, goat cheese, refried lentils. SP's entree. A little too spicy/too much Mexican flavor for me (I tried a bite of the lamb; this kind of cuisine & its flavors/seasonings are not one of my favorites), but he really liked it. The lamb was very tender and flavorful and there was a very generous mound of the lamb. 

Mushroom, Roasted Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese Omelet, fingerling potatoes, bacon or sausage. Fluffy omelet, not browned on the exterior, lots of filling, delicious sausage - but such a big portion! After eating all the beignets and the bread basket goodies, I could only manage about half my omelet and I brought the rest home.

Roasted Pear Cannoli. Of course we had to have dessert. Three mini cannoli with a delicious and creamy filling, pistachios on the ends, roasted pear bits, a creamy sauce. Just the right size for sharing as we sipped some post meal hot tea and relaxed.

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