Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Clarendon: Brunch at La Tagliatella

I have recently become a lover of brunch (I know, I'm a little late the game) so I was thrilled when I was invited to try La Tagliatella's newish brunch-it's been going on for a couple of months but up until now they haven't advertised it. 

Prosciutto wrapped Melon. This is your basic brunch small bite, and pretty hard to mess up unless you use unripe melon or bad prosciutto. La Tagliatella nailed it.  
Pizza di Frutta marscapone, fresh fruit and mozzarella, drizzled with honey and a dusting of powdered sugar. I was pleasantly surprised with this dish. It was light and refreshing-making for a perfect appetizer or dessert. All of the different of the flavors went together perfectly and balanced each other out. Too often in fruit pizzas the cheese base is too heavy, but this wasn't the case here, the cheese was portioned perfectly.  
Smoked Salmon Frittata asparagus, balsamic onions, and mozzarella: The smoked salmon, while delicious on it's own, completely over powered the other flavors of the dish.
Sun-dried Tomato Frittata sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic onions, basil and Grana Padano: This frittata was amazing, you could taste all of the separate elements yet they all complimented each other perfectly. 
Breakfast Potatoes: Good, crispy and soft-perfect combo. 
Brioche French Toast made with egg, honey, vanilla and cinnamon with fresh fruit compote and a dusting of powdered sugar: I am not a huge fan of french toast when paired with the fruit compote it transformed normal french toast into a spectacular dish. I am usually disappointed with french toasts but not here, I would definitely order this again. 
Antipasto Platter prosciutto, speck, bresaola, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino, Tallegio, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, arugula and pierina bread. This was good, my only comment is that I wish there was a little bit more variety with the meats. Other then that, delicious!
And you can't have a brunch with out drinks. We got to try a whole bunch of fun brunch drinks-including something I've never had before, the French 75. Wow-this was amazing. Their mimosas and bloody marys are also very good. The only brunch drink I was not a huge fan of was the bellini, and that's because there wasn't any peach puree in it which I prefer. While they don't have bottomless mimosas, they offer $3 mimosas and bellinis-pretty darn good, you won't break the bank-and it keeps you responsible.

Would I come back? Yes, for brunch, I would-although they seem to have a rocking happy hour so I may have to try that out. Not only do they have an amazing ambiance but I loved the french toast and sundried tomato frittata.

2950 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA
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1 comment:

  1. i love the Piemontese pizza. ham and pineapple is always great especially from la tigliatella