No trip to Rhode Island would be complete without my waxing poetic about the food. This trip there were a few new eateries to try. It's hard to focus on one but I'll try. Stefan and Elyssa invited me to brunch at Tallulah's on Thames in Newport. It was a perfect choice. Located in a beautiful old building on Thames Street in Newport, the Tallulah team makes one feel special the minute you set foot in the door. I'm not sure I've had better service in any restaurant anywhere. Without being intrusive, your every need is met seemingly before you know you need anything.
That beautiful blue sky belied the fact that, closer to the shore (a few blocks away) a heavy fog hung about.
Steaming cups of excellent coffee and a house-baked biscotti arrived along with the menu.
This complimentary concoction arrived soon after we made our food selection. The egg shell held one of the finest scrambled eggs I've ever tasted. It was laced with herbs and light as air. As we slowly enjoyed it, Chef Rojas busied himself preparing our entrées.
I had met the chef the day before in Providence where he has a small restaurant a few blocks from the Rhode Island Historic Society. Tallulah Taco is the place and, oh my, the tacos were wonderful. We ate them before they could be photographed. I'll have to go back....and back...!
Here are our choices for brunch.
Each one was beautiful and delicious.
Cured salmon toast
pickled onion/creme fraiche
quail egg/crispy capers
Sweet potato waffle
foie gras/maple butter
fried chicken/jalapeno jam
We were deliciously fortified to head out for more "doings" around Newport before heading off to a nearby winery. We thought we might even catch a glimpse of the Volvo Yacht Race.