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Brunch at Rob’s Roadhouse Grill, Windsor

Melanie Wong | Apr 23, 200210:32 PM

On the weekends, hollandaise sauce makes an appearance here in eggs benedict or eggs Florentine at $8.50. Recently I ordered the Florentine to try the kitchen’s hand at breakfast. When my server mentioned that there would be a delay while they made up a fresh batch of hollandaise for my order, I was further encouraged. The sound of hand whisking coming from the kitchen was culinary music to my ears. It was worth the wait. The tender young spinach leaves were lightly steamed and piled on toasted and buttered halves of English muffin. Slices of caramelized onions and diced fresh tomatoes added an extra layer of flavor. Topped with poached eggs with runny yolks, the whole thing was napped with ever so luscious hollandaise. I appreciated the care in assembling the ingredients so that there was no excess moisture to dilute the lovely sauce, that mars many a plate. I found too much onion-y flavor in the balance but that was easily remedied by removing some of the onion slices. The accompanying home fries of waxy red potatoes had a nice brown crust on most of them without having to order them well.

I’ve continued my late night sampling of the menu here. Other dishes that earn the thumbs up are the rich corn chowder steeped with a hint of Serrano chile, sesame cole slaw, and smoky chicken wings slathered with barbecue sauce and served with a blue cheese dressing dip. Garlicky mashed potatoes and the beef ribs (not much meat on the three per serving) are good, but not as special as the other offerings here.


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