Saturday, March 22, 2008

Aurora Bistro (CLOSED)

Note: Sadly they are now closed.

She said, “Aurora Bistro?” I said, “Winter Farmers Market?” We both said, “Yes!” and a foodie day in heaven was created.

Aurora Bistro prides themselves on using local farmers and West Coast ingredients and today they had a house special prosciutto. The story is that the pig was grown by the chef himself and raised in a happy environment while munching on hazelnuts. And if anyone has ever doubted that food grown in love doesn’t taste better, this prosciutto will dispel their disbelief! Words do not do buttery, salty, hazelnutty justice to this melt-on-your-tongue, fine piece of meat.

Also apparently the chef encourages his young chefs to bring some of their own creations to the table, so to speak. Thus, on the menu was Courtney’s Warm Baked 3 Grain Oatmeal with Walnut Thyme Praline, Vanilla Stone Fruit Preserves and Warm Cream. The name is long, but the dish lives up to its moniker. I was so excited to dig in when brought to the table, I sadly forgot to take a picture of it before we devoured it. It was outstanding - both visually and gastronomically! You’ll just have to go and try it for yourself.

Wait, there’s more... *then* we each had our own version of breakfast hash. One was House Made Duck Bacon with Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Sweet Corn Relish, Potato Hash and the other was Smoked Sablefish and Potato Hash with Poached Eggs, Hollandaise and Tomato Preserve. Again, long, but every syllable delicious.

Yes, slightly gluttoness, but all was eaten with love, which makes it easier to digest. Truth.

2420 Main Street
Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 comment:

suggah said...

Oh but you missed the best dish there!! The 5 spiced donuts. Heaven! But your meal did sound AMAZING!