Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day Brunch

For Mother's Day Brunch, ten of us dined at Savory Tastes Cafe. I had been to brunch there last year and had a very good meal. As last year, the menu this time included breakfast dishes, appetizers, soup, salads and lunch entrees. All of the non-breakfast items are on their new Spring menu, which has been in place for less than a week. There were so many choices, making it difficult to decide what to order.

I eventually chose to start with an appetizer, the smoked Gouda Risotto with Slices of Duck. This is very similar to a dish they had at a previous wine dinner. And it was excellent! The Risotto was creamy, smoky and very tasty. The duck slices were meaty and tender. Highly recommended. I then had an omelette with crabmeat and gouda cheese. The omelette was stuffed with sweet crabmeat. Very delicious. It was accompanied by toast, crisp bacon and a bowl of potatoes.

The other people with me ordered such dishes as the ribeye, panko-crusted salmon, roasted pork loin, French Toast, and the Frittata. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. All of the dishes had plenty of food. We even ordered dessert, from a tray of several choices including fruits tarts, mousse, chocolate flourless cake and a turtle cheesecake.

Service was very good, especially considering they only do brunch once a year. I hope that they decide to have brunch more frequently. The meal was excellent, as usual. Thanks once again to Chef Bell and his crew at Savory Tastes Cafe.

Savory Tastes Cafe in Reading

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