Sunday, December 14, 2014
Siena Tavern - Brunch
For my main course, I went with a hash, as I frequently do, but this was a major variation on the standard hash. It was a Lobster Hash with Poached Eggs, Lobster (obviously), Caramelized Vegetables (Asparagus, Onions, and Carrots), House Cured Pancetta, and Truffled Hollandaise Sauce. The entire dish was very flavorful. The lobster was sweet and tender and came in large pieces. The eggs were poached perfectly with solid and firm whites and liquid yolks. The vegetables were tender and had a caramelized sweetness. The pancetta was firm and flavorful with a sweet pork flavor and the hollandaise sauce was great. It was creamy and buttery with a significant amount of pepper and enough truffle to give it a good truffle funk without overwhelming it.
This brunch was a favorite of mine and I will probably repeat it in the future because many of the people that expressed interest had to cancel at the last minute and this is a place that deserves wide acclaim.