It’s our first stop on our food trip with FFB and we were all kinda hungry and awake by the time we got there. Thanks to BB for driving us all and being very good at it. This place seems very popular with all the locals as it was completely full upon our entrance. We were fortunate enough that a couple of tables were just about leaving by the time we were already waiting for about 10 minutes at most.
The decor and everything else inside seemed very typical. Big booths and crowded. We all got seated, adjusted and turned the menu over a few times before we decided on our dishes. Theres so much to choose from and they all sounded really yummy.
BB ordered the coffee first, Colleen decided to join in later. Jeeeesh! Coffee is coffeeto me, Frenched press or not.
First to arrive is my order, I had to try their cured pork cheeks confit hash as this dish is featured on the food network on their show “best thing I’ve ever ate” and is it the best thing i have ever eaten? I don’t think so. Last time I checked, I did cross the border right? The portions here are significantly smaller than what I would imagine coming from a restaurant state side. This order was about the size of my fist. There were barely any pork under all that egg and the hash itself was also lacking. The flavor of the pork was salty and dry. The only thing I enjoyed from this dish was the egg itself. I’m pretty sure they didn’t use liquid eggs from a carton.
BG ordered their duck confit hash with hard poached eggs, again, judging from the picture you can clearly see how small the portions are. And if you go to their website and check the prices out, you would know why I’m complaining about portion sizes. Please visit FFB blog site for their take on their dishes.
BB ordered the eggs Charcuteries with Pate de Campagne and Veal Shallot Pan Sauce , this dish had more going on with all the gravy and the portion for this was a little bigger. Again please refer to FFB for their opinion on the dish.
Colleen got forced into ordering this lousy sorry looking omelet by me simply because I wanted Colleen to try something other than breakfast sausage, eggs and hash browns. But this was an epic fail on its own, I mean really, look at how little salmon they put into it. So stingy! But I must admit that they do know how to make their eggs!
The Toulouse beignets was an addition at the end of the meal because we felt the whole meal was rather salty and we needed something different or should I say sweet to counter our pallet. The sauce it came with was very delicious, I can’t exactly say what is in it but you can certainly taste a hint of coffee and chocolate………the beignets itself were deep fried dough at best.
Overall our experience was only ok, I would probably never come back for a revisit and the portion itself was bearable only because we had a few more food stops on the way and this was just our first stop.
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