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Brunch at KTCHN105

suvro | Feb 18, 2012 06:09 PM

Our daughter took us to this pop-up place in an industrial section of downtown. It is hard to find the place since it is behind a closed door with a small sign, but we got lucky after we asked a person coming out.
Two of us had the Bloody Mary - which was very good. They had put a habanero along with two olives in the spear, and that lent some additional impact to the drink. My wife had a special with elderberry liquer and champagne. I had a sip and preferred my Bloody Mary.
We shared two appetizers:
1. House Citrus Cured Salmon Lox: with toasted baguette, chopped egg, chives, red onion, honey mustard and pesto remoulade. The lox could have used a spritz of lime juice to brighten its flavors, but otherwise was a healthy serving and tasted good.
2. Brie Grits: Brie grits with berry compote, topped apple julienne, and bourbon cherry granola - this was a bit too sweet for my taste, and I could not taste the brie. But the texture contrast between the sweetened grits and the crunchy ganola and juliennes of green apple was interesting.

I had the bacon sandwich (which I don't see on their menu right now - it changes every 2 weeks) - this was a large heaping of smoked bacon with a poached egg, field greens, and some white sauce, along with very nice crunchy home fries. While the overall combination tasted good, when I could get it on my fork, the bread was too soft and became soggy to lift as a sandwich and eat whole. The bacon was a bit too salty, and I eat more than normal salt. The fries were great, and I could have eaten more of that.

My wife and daughter had their Beet Hash: Beet hash with potatoes, pepper cream with a scallion, arugula scramble and brioche. I had a small bite and it tasted good, though nothing exceptional.

We finished sharing a dessert combo of chocolate semi-freddo and coconut crusted flan. The flan was exceptionally good.

This is a pop-up that does only Sat-Sun brunches, but has been going for 2.5 years now. Weekdays it does other stuff. The space is industrial and with no noise reducing surfaces, became extremely loud. However, the staff was one of the nicest we have encountered in a long time and service was superb!

I would highly recommend this place, if not exactly for the cutting edge food, for the experience.

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