Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another Broken Egg

Another Broken Egg
112 Rue Promenade
Lafayette LA

Seven days a week 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM $2 to $11

This concept originated in Mandeville on the North Shore more than a decade ago. Current corporate headquarters is in Destin FL. They have basically spread along the Gulf States with an eye to expanding north into the southeast. The Lafayette venue is really nice with all sizes of decorated rooms and a menu of mammoth proportion. I started with a Cafe au Lait. It was quite decent and the ceramic mug kept it hot throughout the meal. They sell it on the website but $18 is bit steep for someone who is not that into coffee.

I opted for the Southern Crab Stack for my brunch. A seasoned grit cake topped with a house made crab cake smothered in a shrimp and andouille sauce. Served with garlic French toasts and house potatoes. Portion sizes are huge. A platter the size of a boat appeared. The grit cake proved tasty while the crab cake seemed aggressively crabby. The whole shrimp and slices of sausage were flavorful but I would have preferred them diced smaller so they would have incorporated into the sauce better. The house potatoes were fantastic, crisp and seasoned on the outside and soft on the inside. The garlic toast seemed huge but turned out light with a crisp crust and soft crumb with loads of buttery garlic flavor

They had what for me was an unusual dish, Blackberry Grits. I usual go to the savory side with grits but I will try anything once. This proved to be wonderful. The sweet tart flavor of the slightly cooked berries melded well with the smooth and creamy grits. If you happen to be in the River Ranch area at breakfast or lunch you could much worse than stopping to eat at this chain

1 comment:

Matt said...

Just had my first experience at the Baton Rouge restaurant, and echo your sentiments. Had the Blackstone and found the combination of grilled tomato and baked bacon to the Benedict experience wonderful. Will be going back.