Whoever invented Brunch should have been given a Noble Peace Prize. Their outlook on breakfast in the afternoon bridged the gap between insomniacs and hipsters. I mean what’s better than having a stack of french toast on a Saturday afternoon to cure that ever-ringing hangover??
While walking through downtown, I stumbled upon a gem in the heart of the Jewelry District in Providence. Cav Restaurant is a combination of fine international cuisine and Western Art and History. The dining room is outlined with countless paintings and pieces of art and their menu compares equally to the unique images that fill the walls around you. Here’s my take on Cav’s masterpiece.
Hollandaise, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Herbed Roasted Potatoes
Poached Eggs Benedict ($9.95)
I rarely eat scrambled eggs. I don’t know what it is but I think they’re downright boring. I prefer over easy and poached eggs come in a close second. Cav does an amazing job with their rendition of a brunch favorite. The bacon was a little undercooked to my liking, but then again, I enjoy that near-burnt texture and flavor. If you’re afraid to venture out into the unknown, go with the Poached Eggs Benedict, its a fail-proof choice.
Cav submerges their French Toast in a house made syrup of apples, raisins, and Butterscotch.
French Toast a la Cav ($10.95)
For the simple fact of using something other than some flimsy Wonder Bread, Cav’s French Toast sits atop my all time list of post-hangover food. The sweet, airy Portuguese Sweet Bread is the reason why it’s a must have. And the syrup gives you the perfect amount of sweetness without the worry of a future cavity.
There’s a nostalgia vibe going on too. We all remember those Sundays when your mom or dad tried to make french toast and acted like they were professional chefs. Simply put, it’s comfort food at it’s best.
Another great thing about Brunch at Cav is the price with most choices under $10. It’s only offered on weekends so make sure to give them a visit. Stay tuned for a quick look of their Lunch menu…