George Artisan Bakery and Bistro for Brunch
If there’s one area I can completely relate to with the Millennial generation, it is the obsession with brunch. It is hands down my favorite meal! In fact, I frequently eat brunch for dinner. More often than I should probably admit.
On my list of go-to brunch spots is George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. I love everything about this charming place. At George you will find an amazing array of French pastries, delectable brunch offerings, smooth coffees and espresso, as well as scrumptious lunch and dinner fare. All of this is set in a charming café atmosphere making George the complete culinary package.
I attribute my love affair with brunch to the palate-pleasing and soul-filling pairing of eclectic dishes. Chicken and waffles, crab cake benedicts, short ribs and poached eggs, lox and cream cheese atop dense and chewy bread, savory scones, and sweet pastry confections can all be enjoyed at brunch. Brunch mixes the best of both worlds of breakfast and dinner. Unique creations that incorporate fresh and local ingredients are all the more reason to love a good brunch.
In typical Millennial style, I went out with some friends for brunch. Here is the item I ordered and why you MUST try it for yourself. If you follow my Instagram, then you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I REALLY like George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. Sometimes I find myself ordering the same thing over and over again. Not this time; this time I tried something different and I think it’s my new favorite.
The Coastal Omelette at George Artisan
The coastal omelette is a culinary work of art. This light and fluffy omelette is heavy on flavor but not so on the stomach. The crab meat was very fresh and the shrimp added just the right texture and chew. Diced tomatoes gave it a light and slightly fruity flavor. Scallions added a pungency and gruyere cheese contributed a salty creaminess. The avocado lime cilantro jalapeño sauce tied everything together nicely. The lime brought out the flavors of the seafood. Marrying the jalapeño with the lime added an oh-so-subtle kick that was pleasing and not the least bit assaulting as the butteriness of the avocado muted the spiciness. Some sauces tend to over-power the entrée – not this one. It was the perfect finish to round out the flavors of the omelette.
I highly recommend the coastal omelette. The omelette is certainly filling in and of itself, but if you have a larger appetite the rustic potatoes and toast make this a complete and satisfying meal. The coastal omelette comes with George’s traditional roasted potatoes or you have the option of splurging on the parmesan truffle potatoes. I recommend going for it and indulging in the parmesan truffle potatoes – trust me, you won’t regret it.
In my opinion, the weekends are made for brunch. George is a lovely venue for this. The food is delicious and the decor is light and inviting. If you’re like me and immensely enjoy an outdoor brunch, George also has patio seating. Who knows, you may even bump into me there.