WOW...This place is FANTASTIC! I've been trying to get Hubby to have brunch with me here for months now, but it never worked out, so when my friend ask if she could take me to brunch for a belated birthday celebration, you bet I took her up on it!
I knew from the moment I laid eyes on the menu I was in love. I knew instantly what I was going to order - Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, Grilled Tomato and Spinach. My mind was made up, that is until I started reading more, then a little confusion set in, but in the end I went back to the eggs benedict with smoked salmon, and I am so happy I did.
The hollandaise sauce was to die for. It was so light and fluffy when it came out, and then melted down into the sauce you see in the picture. My mouth is watering just looking at it. When I was done I really wanted to lick my plate. The tomato was grilled to perfection, the spinach was a perfect green to put with this dish, and the potatoes which I thought were a little misplaced were not at all once I took a bite.
My friend and I both ordered caramel macchiatos, which would give Starbucks a run for their money! I ordered the hot macchiato, and my friend ordered the cold one, they were both equally delicious.
My friend ordered the Flying Pan Breakfast, sautéed mushrooms, poached eggs with basil pesto sauce, basil pesto toast, tomatoes, spinach & hummus. I only had a bite, but what a bite it was, all the flavors combining together in my mouth reminded me of a sophisticated little cocktail party where everyone was extremely happy.
Dessert took us to a whole new level. We were already full, we DID NOT need dessert, however, we could not resist ordering dessert, and no, we did not order one to share, we felt we had to show our respect to the chef by ordering one each.
I ordered the Crepe in Black Cherry Sauce with Crème, my friend ordered Chocolate Mud in Red Wine Sauce. If you want to moan with every bite you take, order the Crepe, I savored every single bite. It was almost as bad as the scene in "When Harry Met Sally". If chocolate is your thing, the Chocolate Mud is the way to go and the red wine sauce goes perfectly with the chocolate.
So, I'm sure you are thinking this is where the story ends. NOPE. It was SO GOOD I forced Hubby to go with me the next day! (I really didn't have to force him, once he saw the picture of the eggs benedict with smoked salmon, he was sold.) We also invited our friend, D, who is here without his family to go with us. They both loved this place as well. Both Hubby and D ordered the eggs benedict with smoked salmon, and Hubby actually licked his plate clean.....ok, he sopped his plate clean after he order some toast. This time I ordered the French toast with bacon, excellent!
If you are looking for a great place for breakfast of brunch, this is the place to go! To get there from post, walk down Itaewon Street, on the left side, pass the Hamilton Hotel, the next alley, and take a left. On the right side of the alley you will see My Thai, a Karaoke place then The Flying Pan Blue is down the stairs, it is kind of hard to find if you are not looking for it.