Monday, March 28, 2011

The Restaurant that SF Needs to Import from London

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. |


Catherina said...

That sounds delicious!!! I love the look of that chili butter and the poached eggs, and the basil and lime combo sounds delectable as well. I've been pretty obsessed lately with basil, cilantro, and lime so that sounds fab to me. Love hearing about your food adventures =)

Dorian said...

Here is a recipe for it - you can probably adjust the spices to recreate what you ate! Sounds like it was a great trip!

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