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The Gladly

Visited on 1 Mar., 2015.

Looking for something different for Sunday brunch, I spent a few hours searching and came up with this one as my first choice. What a great choice I made!

We ordered coffee upon arrival but quickly switched over to blood orange sorbet and Prosecco mimosas. What a fabulous way to do mimosa! The coffee was just the usual restaurant weak variety.

We started with the pate; an excellent choice. The chicken liver was blended with pistachios and served with crostini, pickled onion, capers, and sage mustard. I loved the contrast of flavors, the acid of the pickles cut the fat of the pate. You did have to be careful with the mustard or you could esily overpower the delicate flavor of the pate. The crostini were good but I would have preferred something a bit less brittle. Overall, and excellent dish that I would happily devour again and again. J seemed to enjoy it as well.

For my main, I chose to go with their version of an eggs Benedict, the eggs “Bernie”-dict. I thoroughly enjoyed the flavors and the luscious yolks dripping over all from the perfectly cooked eggs. The replacement for the traditional english muffin was a pretzel roll; while I enjoyed it this was the weak link as it was a little tough to cut and a bit thick. The ham was replaced with a very tasty, slightly spicy sausage. The hollandaise was replaced by a thick cheese fondue. It all worked and I enjoyed it. J decided to have the brioche french toast which was served with a fruit compote and whipped cream. He never offered me a taste and said that it was very good.

I shall return as there were several interesting looking dishes on the eight item brunch menu. Did I mention that it is happy hour all day on Sunday!

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This entry was posted on March 2, 2015 by in Arizona, Phoenix.
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