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Breakfast at Rigolo (SF)

Melanie Wong | Oct 7, 2004 10:22 PM

Stopped by Rigolo this morning and decided to take a seat and have a hot breakfast. Probably not a good move.

Described as an openface sandwich on the menu, as shown below the croque madame ($6.95) actually has two slices of brioche encasing nutmeg-heavy bechamel and prosciutto. But good thing, as the bread was the best part, especially the toasty crust. Weirdly, there was way too much prosciutto, never thought I'd ever complain about overbundance of the salty ham. Cut too thick, then layered three slices deep, it made the sandwich much too salty and meaty as well as being difficult to cut even with a serrated knife. The layers of ham and the bechamel in the middle layer were refrigerator cold and I had to send back my plate to be refired. Of course, this then meant that the egg on top was cooked too hard.

Think I'll stick to the Bay Breads baked goods in the future. Those more intrepid may be interested in knowing that dinner service will start some time this month. Hopefully by then, the annoying flies that buzz around and land on your food will be under control.

Rigolo
www.rigolocafe.com
3465 California St.
San Francisco
415.876.7777

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