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Origin Brunch

SweetSweetPotato | | Feb 6, 2011 05:17 PM

This was the debut weekend for Origin's brunch service. I went Saturday morning and enjoyed it enough that I tried to go again today. Unfortunately, they were busier than anticipated and had sold out by the time I got there. Blame the pay-what-you-want promotion that was on this weekend.

We started with the Spanish fries, which are featured on their dinner menu, if I recall. Wonderfully balanced shedded manchego, chopped chorizo and olive tapanade on lovely crispy fries. As good as the mayo was, though, there was a little too much for my taste. I'm not a fan of fishing fries out of a mayo (or any sauce) puddle.

Huevos Rancheros - perfectly done with a wafer of plantain in lieu of the usual tortilla. Would definitely order again.

Duck eggs on rosti - another winner. Crispy rosti, rich duck egg. I'm going to make this for my guests next weekend to serve with the bacon jam I just made.

Burrata French Toast - this one didn't work too well for me. The French toasted brioche was fabulous. The burrata was creamy and was accompanied by pesto, tomatoes, pine nuts and onion. I usually like sweet/savoury combinations, but this was like spreading bruschetta on a donut. The component parts were tasty, but they just didn't hang together well.

Sorry, I didn't think to take a photo of the menu. Next time, I'll try the duck confit french toast, in case that combo works better for me, and the mac n cheese with chorizo.

Did anyone else go? What did you think?

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