Friday, May 30, 2008

Foreign Cinema

After you go to Foreign Cinema you’ll know what brunch is really about. They serve a California/Mediterranean inspired menu and opened in 1999. Most nights at dusk they show foreign and independent movies in the courtyard. My favorite side dish was the Smoked Bacon. The bacon was slow-cooked with brown sugar and I would die to have it again. The two chefs who are currently operating Foreign Cinema are Gayle Pirie and John Clark.

Fresh Fruit

Blackberries, oranges, pear, fromage blanc, saba, almonds, mint

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon, grapefruit, jicama, cress, crème fraiche, marash pepper

Pop Tart

Fruit "Pop Tart": huckleberry

Two Poached Eggs

Moroccan duck breast, frisee, currants, chickpeas, croutons

Croque Monsieur

French ham and Gruyere sandwich, cornichon, french fries

Fried Eggs

Virgin olive oil fried eggs deglazed with balsamic vinegar, roasted garlic-potato hash, greens

Chicken Sausages

Smoked Bacon

Slow-cooked brown sugar smoked bacon