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Starlight for Brunch

amysuehere | Sep 6, 2007 09:36 AM

II had the pleasure of stopping by Starlight in the Warehouse district for lunch this weekend. What a wonderful experience.

The space is open and bright with lots of windows (most will remember the old Gilligan’s, very similar) only with a large chandelier in the middle of the back space. Surprisingly quiet for the space and lack of dampers.

I ordered the Eggs Benedict and hubbers had the Steak and Eggs (at my request) and, of course, a couple of mimosas.

I noticed on the description of my EB that it didn’t have a broiled tomato. I asked if it did, and without a moment’s hesitation, the waiter offered to have it added (either I’m not the first by a long shot, or the waiter handled this exceptionally –either way, I’m happy). Hubbers ordered his steak medium-rare and eggs were fried.

Mimosas were wonderful with just a hint of o.j.

Orders arrived quickly and FINALLY someone knows how a poached egg is supposed to be – soft whites with a warm, runny interior. They were wonderful and arrived with my tomato nestled between the ham and egg. Hollandaise sauce was really special with just a hint of tarragon (doesn’t that technically make it béarnaise?) but so good I had to ask for just a bit more for dipping. Hubbers steak was very tasty with coffee undertones in the accompanying wild mushroom reduction sauce and his eggs were not the least bit greasy and had warm, runny interiors as well. They didn’t appear to be fried, but rather poached in a fried egg configuration (picture a really soft, unscrambled omelet). He said the grits were wonderful, but I’m not a grit fan.

We were never rushed and, although we didn’t have coffee after, our meal ran about an hour.

A very pleasant start to a Sunday indeed.

Has anyone been for lunch/dinner?

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