We started with the testina hash poutine (pig head, french fries, mozzarella curd and sunny side up eggs) and donuts as starters. The soft runny eggs on the poutine were the perfect addition to the Quebecoise classic, and the pig's head has was slightly crispy and very porky. The donuts (a mix of 3 flavors) were disappointing though.
K. got a tasty bloody mary, but D. and I were disappointed in our "mocktails." Not only were they very small considering their $5 price tag, but my basil spritz barely had any basil flavor.
But then the entrees came. I got the alla spina gnocchi (with porcini mushrooms and tallegio). Wow - such amazingly soft pillows of deliciousness. Marc Vetri does know how to make great gnocchi - I remember fondly the brown butter spinach gnocchi we had at Vetri.
K. got a beautiful smoked salmon salad - those soft-boiled eggs look amazing don't they?
D. got pancakes made of squash with bacon-maple syrup and walnut butter, and J. got the “necci crespelle” chestnut crepe, honey, breakfast sausage and over easy eggs.
We also shared a side order of cheesy parmigiana polenta.
After another tasting flight of beer by Redneckhunter and J. and an after-brunch Negroni cocktail (that no one else liked), it was time for dessert.
D. ordered the "choco taco" and Redneckhunter got the donut bread pudding.
As J. put it, this place would be very dangerous to the wallet if it were in our neighborhood...
1410 Mt. Vernon St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130