On October 29th, I broke my tibia down by my ankle. On November 6th, the bone was set, and a plate (nothing worth dining off of) and some pins were inserted. At the moment, even though I can cook to some degree, I’m just catching up on some older stuff. I’m seriously not out and about driving yet.
I’m a big fan of poached eggs, and so we are going to drop in for breakfast at a diner — this meal happened at the end of this past September, and I was hoping to return to add a couple lunches to my review. Not to be, for awhile!
Three Brothers Diner, Route 7, New Milford.
I’ve eaten here before, but it’s been quite a while. When I can, I will be making up for lost time.
So, in the interests of creating this review – and because I saw that someone on Yelp raved about the Portabello Eggs Benedict, I decided to try this item.
Oh, this was an awesome way to break one’s fast! AND, it is gluten-free. This is vegetarian, if you don’t order that separate side of bacon. This was so freaking good, the bacon is definitely a non-essential. Two mid-to-large sized portabello caps are seated, with spinach, and topped with the poached eggs. The dish comes with home fries, which were tasty and well-seasoned without detracting from the main attraction.
Order the Hollandaise on the side, however. (I don’t really like the stuff that much, so my reviewing a Hollandaise would be meaningless.) I think I drizzled a teaspoon over my meal — and if the quantity of it served on the side Hollandaise represents what they would have slurried over my meal — I am so glad I did. Ask them to serve it on the side!
They do serve a repetoire of eight versions of eggs Benedict — including the standard, and a smoked salmon version. There’s also a Mexican version (chorizo) and a crab cake version. There are a ton of other breakfast favorites on the menu, including fresh fruit and/or pancakes, and what I assume is real oatmeal (not instant).
Service was fast and friendly, and the customers got to watch the Pope arrive at the White House (sound off and unobtrusive) on the overhead TV. The coffee was excellent.
Service: 4.8 stars. Food: 4.8 stars. Out of 5.