Getting down to the food - the All-day breakfast has a number of pull-factors. It's one of those menus where everything sounds good, so you want to say "1 of everything to your waiter" but you know you can't. So we started small and decided to work our way up - The Basil Pesto and Sausage French Toast sounded like a great way to begin. And when it arrived, we were proven right.
At first glance you may think that your French toast is burnt and may even try to scrape it off. But then you realize that it is a thick coating of luscious looking basil pesto and all those scrapings you got off by accident, you will silently slip into your mouth. That is one seriously good pesto - thick bread, made moist in the French Toast batter and the very generous layer of sausages on top ensured that this dish was polished off in a few minutes.
The good thing about Leaping Windows is that you can enhance your meal with wilted spinach, bacon, mashed potatoes and a whole lot of other interesting add-ons. So we took wilted spinach, which comes with flecks of garlic which still have their bite. We love garlic that way, but I can understand not many others may.
I opted for the Full House Pork Breakfast. This comes with eggs of your choice. I opted for scrambled, bacon and pork sausages (oink! to the porcine gods), a choice of mashed potatoes, mushrooms or wilted spinach - I took mashed potatoes. And finally watermelon juice (am guessing this is a seasonal option), tea or coffee. All of this on a plate, with a healthy drizzle of balsamic and I was sitting with one hand raised in protective cover of my meal.
What I really appreciated about the bacon here is that it is of really good quality. The type you pay a premium for at 5 star breakfast buffets. And thankfully it was not fried to a crisp where the fat is completely gone and the bacon becomes chewy. I found a tiny piece of egg shell in my scramble - forgivable in my kitchen, but not otherwise. Even then, it did not do anything to spoil this meal in any way. The watermelon juice was as fresh as it could be and cool.
Anoushka, though primarily vegetarian by choice has not managed to steer clear of bacon yet. Its a favorite, as are pancakes and when the two were available as a combination, there was no thinking twice for her. I am yet to wrap my head around sweet pancake with maple syrup and salty bacon - it does taste good, but it will take me a while to get used to it.
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