Friday, May 1, 2009

Restaurant Review: Tra Vigne Brunch!

Every Sunday after church, the Mrs. and I pass Tra Vigne and their little sign stating "Now Serving Brunch." We finally stopped in for a little Italian afternoon breakfast.Originally owned and ran by Chef Michael Chiarello, Tra Vigne has a long standing reputation in the Valley as one of the leading Italian restaurants.The bread and olive oil started us out nicely. Like fine wine, you can really taste the difference in quality olive oil.
The Mrs. enjoyed the Wood Oven Baked Eggs with Roasted Polenta Cake, Spinach, Mushrooms, and Tomato Sauce.

I am always entertained by any meat topped with a poached egg. Here is the Slow Braised Short Ribs Hash with Poached Eggs, and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto.
No breakfast......................I mean brunch is complete without some housemade Chicken and Apple Sausage. This was a must try as I had just made some Chicken, Apple, Fennel, and Toasted Coconut Sausage the other day in Garde Manger class. I won't let my biased opinion tell you whose I thinks was the best.
The outdoor terrace seating added to the ambiance and the food was great. Next up is a return visit for the dinner menu, and maybe even Tra Vigne Pizzeria for a quick bite one of these days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that is what I call a brunch!