The Brunch Obsession Continues
There were nine of us and we were attempting to get a table on South Congress Avenue during the busiest time of year. This was my idea and I can’t explain the temporary insanity that made me think this would work. The strategy: leave our name at South Congress Café, Enoteca, and Woodland and hope that one could accommodate us with a reasonable wait.
Luck was on our side that day because Enoteca showed us to our table in ten minutes. Adam and I had our first date at Enoteca last fall for brunch but the food didn’t make as much of an impression on me…probably because he did all the impressing
This time, I swooned over everything I tried – from the wonderful skim latte that started off my meal to the perfect pressed prosciutto, fontina, arugula & truffled egg panino. Every dish was cooked perfectly and made with love. Check out their brunch menu for yourself here.
It shouldn’t have surprised me that Enoteca is a favorite local restaurant of David, The Soup Peddler. For his birthday, Adam and I brought over take out that included margherita pizza, pasta Bolognese, suppli – fried risotto balls with cheese , and calamari. This was served with fresh, peppery, arugula from Dave and Meredith’s garden.
For dessert, Meredith prepared a favorite dessert from David’s Baltimore childhood – rainbow cake. According to David, this is a five layer white cake where each layer is dyed a different color of the rainbow and raspberry jam is spread between each. Does anyone else have a memory of rainbow cake from their childhood? David swears that this particular type of rainbow cake is indigenous to the Baltimore Jewish community.Tags: brunch, Enoteca Vespaio, rainbow cake, soup peddler, south congress, South Congress Cafe, SXSW, The Eaten Path, The Ice Cream Man, Woodland