Amongst posh boutiques and little bakeries on Marylebone High Street there is a restaurant where even in the rain, there is a queue outside on Saturday morning waiting for it to open. Getting in line made me feel a little like I was back at home in SF—where all the beloved brunch spots have a wait on weekends—but the food at the Providores and Tapa Room was unlike anything I've ever had before.
Nick and I managed to get a couple of the best seats in the Tapa Room—the ones at the window facing out onto Marylebone High Street. I got the Turkish eggs, which were two poached eggs atop a bowlful of thick, whipped yogurt and melted chili butter. Never in my wildest poached-egg obsession would I have thought to serve them in a bowl of yogurt and butter but ever since I've had them I seriously cannot stop fantasising about this dish, with its buttery yogurt and its spicy and buttery butter. Nick got the Thai basil and lime waffles that were topped with a perfectly complementary jalapeno chutney; savory waffles are another thing I need more of in my life. A menu like this is exactly the sort of thing that SF foodies would queue up in the rain for. Readers: Do you know of anywhere in San Francisco where I can get Turkish eggs or savory waffles?
| Photo Credit: Me. |