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Breakfast at Rustic Canyon

mollyomormon | Apr 19, 2008 03:19 PM

They just started serving this weekend so a friend and I walked over this morning to check it out. Meh. At least it's much quieter than it is there at night, although that made it easier to hear the odd background music. I love indie music as much as the next girl, but Bright Eyes at 9 am is a little much. When you walk in, they have sort of a pastry bar laid out across the bar area. I love the Rustic Canyon desserts and these all looked beautiful. And they have kougin amin (sp?), which I'm not even sure is available elsewhere in town (maybe Boule?). At the pastry bar, we selected a goat cheese and apple galette and a slice of asparagus, tomato and fontina frittata to share. I also ordered the poached eggs with chimichurri and toasted bread crumbs and my friend ordered the strauss yogurt with berries and malibu honey. The galette was definitely the best of the bunch with a delicious, flaky crust and big chunks of tart goat cheese under a layer of apples. The frittata was pretty good although the fontina very much dominated the taste of the dish. My friend's yogurt really could have used more honey, but it's difficult to mess up a bowl of yogurt too much. My poached eggs were cooked perfectly and served over what was basically a ratatouille. Like most everything I've had at Rustic Canyon, I found it really underseasoned. I should have just asked for a salt shaker, but it was hard enough to get even a glass of water. In fact, we had to go find someone to get water and to get the bill at the end after we waited about 15 minutes for each. I can forgive the service snags since it was their first morning, but the food (aside from the galette) was profoundly forgettable. I'll likely be back just because I live so close, but only for the pastries.

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