We were lucky and got one of the last unreserved tables. If I had known what the inside really looked like, I would have visited sooner. I loved the art nouveau design and the loftiness of the place.
A glass of Nobilo Sauvignon Blance began the meal. I was surprised that brunch drink offerings weren't being touted.
My hubby and I shared beignets
Visually, not as puffy as expected, but still very light and hot to the touch - we needed them to sit a spell before consuming. There was a very subtle hint of spice - cinnamon, nutmeg, mace??? Delicious!
Hubby had Biscuits with Sausage Gravy and potatoes
He enjoyed them - a breakfast comfort food. The potatoes had a bit of spicy heat to them. Very good.
I ordered Southern Style Benedict with poached eggs, Smithfield (or country) ham, cornbread, and potatoes
The cornbread was the most unusual, reminding me of a scone made from cornmeal and flavored with cinnamon. I tired of it after a few bites. And next time I need to ask for the eggs to be lightly poached. Mine were cooked well done.
Although, I experienced a couple of misses with my meal, it wasn't the end of the world. Mainly, it was based on my preferences. The wait staff were all bright and sunny, and I look forward to trying dinner.
We then strolled Monument Ave to people-watch, dog-watch, and luxuriate in this gorgeous day.