It has been quite some time since I’ve had breakfast at Rose Café in Venice. I recently met a friend there for an early Sunday morning breakfast. I forgot they have their own parking lot with reasonable pricing; the first hour free and $3 for the first hour after that. If you know Venice, you know it can be maddening finding parking so this got my breakfast meeting off to a good start. After cups of coffee were placed in front of us, my friend decided on Eggs Benedict Florentine (served on a bed of spinach instead of Canadian bacon) and I almost ordered an egg-white Frittata, but then something else caught my eye. Poached eggs with Market Vegetables.
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Something about it just spoke to me, and it was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while. (At least since Dinah’s Chicken & Waffles last week!) The eggs were cooked medium, which is just how I like them, and they were done perfectly. They sat on a bed of colorfully roasted vegetables; specifically corn, asparagus, carrots and cherry tomatoes. But what really set the dish apart was the lemon-balsamic vinaigrette that the veggies were lightly tossed in. The lemon flavor was so bright and refreshing, it was a really surprising bonus to the dish. There was also a nice little slice of Rosemary toast that complemented the plate. I read recently that Rose Café is set to close in 2015 and reopen under new management with a different concept. So if you want a chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast at Rose Café, you may want to head there sooner than later. And…I’m declaring Rose Cafe’s Poached Eggs with Market Vegetables my best bite of the week!
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By Trish Procetto