Monday, May 7, 2012

Courtyard Brunch

This breakfast/lunch place is hidden in the Victoria Courtyard, but don't discount it for its not so prime location. It is a good thing, because it has about 10 tables inside and only 6 by the fountain in the courtyard.  It is absolutely adorable, and I was so excited to try it.

We started off with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and an Arnold Palmer, which were very refreshing.  While we were waiting for our dishes, we were served a amuse bouch, LOVE the idea, but wasn't a huge fan of the chipotle fried chicken skin.  It was really spicy and had little flavor.

I ordered the chilaquiles (a favorite breakfast meal of mine) with over medium eggs with homemade chorizo.  Under the eggs sat perfectly grilled onions, chiles, and the chorizo. The flavors were delicious, slightly lacking quantity of toppings compared to the number of chips served.  I just wanted more of the flavor, less of the chips, not a bad thing.  Andrew ordered Gallons de Madre, an open faced breakfast sandwich with ham, bechamel, brioche, and poached eggs.  

We really wanted to try the maple bacon biscuit, but we did not make it before they were sold out.  (Arrive before 2pm). So we ordered the fresh baked cinnamon roll.  We were way too full to eat the cinnamon roll, so we took it home for a late afternoon dessert.  It was good, but had nothing on my grandma's.

Overall it was a great afternoon spot.  Like most of the Yelpers said, the service wasn't great, but I can deal with that as long as the food is good.  Hopefully, the word will spread and waiters will put a smile on, a smile will never hurt.

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