Everyday Eats: Brunch at Davanti Enoteca
Two tasty egg dishes to try.
Posted Monday, March 26, 2012, 09:00AM
Ah, brunch. For many, it's a highly anticipated event of bottomless mimosas and fancy egg dishes, but for me, it's often a source of frustration. Too many restaurants overcharge for the standard fare (eggs, pancakes, and the like), which can feel like you're getting dinged for sleeping past breafkast. Not Davanti Enoteca. Just about everything on their brunch menu is under $10.
The options are also a lot more interesting. Of the three dishes I sampled, my favorite was the uova amatriciana al forno ($7), a hearty dish of eggs baked in a thick and spicy tomato sauce that's cooked down with pepper flakes and guanciale (pork cheek). It's served with slabs of grilled bread, which are great for dredging through the sauce and scooping up bits of egg.
This dish is classically Italian, but if you want something a bit closer to your usual, try the uova barzotta ($9), Davanti's take on eggs benedict. Two poached eggs sit on top of a pork belly and potato hash, with a slightly spicy hollandaise and some avocado slices off to the side. Like any good benny, it's the hollandaise that makes this dish, so slash open the eggs and spread the yolk and sauce around. You're going to want a little taste of it in every bite.
Brunch is available at the Little Italy location and new Carmel Valley location on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1655 India Street & 12955 El Camino Real (in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center)
About the author: Erin Jackson is obsessed with finding the best cheap and tasty eats in San Diego. Keep up with her other food finds on EJeats.com.