Monday, July 16, 2012

Scrumptious Seattle: Toulouse Petit, round 2

Over a year ago, E first visited Toulouse Petit and raved about it in this guest entry.  I had wanted to have brunch there ever since her visit, and my wish was finally granted last Thursday morning.  After E & M, Paras and I picked up Andrew from the light rail station downtown, we immediately drove to the Queen Anne neighborhood, snagged a great parking spot just across the street from the restaurant, and waltzed into the restaurant with plenty of time left on the "Breakfast Happy Hour" (from 8am-11am on weekdays, most menu items are $8, with the rest $11).  We were hungry and knew that Toulouse would deliver beautifully.

French press coffee to start for the caffeine addicts among us, and then menu perusal.  Andrew and I shared two dishes as usual (in case it wasn't obvious already, I am a big believer in sharing an egg/protein dish and a carb dish at breakfast or brunch places).  Here is the "Big Easy" Andouille sausage scramble with potatoes, which was savory, spicy, and comforting:

Our sweet carb dish was the creme caramel french toast with pear caramel, strawberries, and pecan butter.  This was pure dessert-for-breakfast, and even one-ups University Cafe's croissant French toast in decadence.  No knife necessary:

Paras had the granola with yogurt and fresh fruit, and E & M shared the crab and asparagus scramble, all with apparent enjoyment.  As a table we also shared an order of the famous beignets, which come with chicory anglaise but were also quite amenable to being dragged through leftover pear caramel.

I definitely want to return, and also want to try lunch and/or dinner here.  Of course, I plan to visit Seattle again in the forseeable future, so more meals at Toulouse Petit will probably be feasible.