6/25/12

Where to have Brunch in Seattle: The Fat Hen


Earlier this month I had to take an impromptu trip to Seattle. It was a sad occasion, but I managed to have a little bit of fun nonetheless. One such fun occurrence was meeting Anna and Lera for brunch at The Fat Hen.

The Fat Hen is a perfect example of the type of place you want in your neighborhood: kind service, solid food with an inventive spin, and beautiful decor. On a Sunday we visited this little restaurant, we saw couples having brunch, young parents with their kids in a stroller and a three-generational family sharing a communal table with us.

We ate, sipped on our drinks and enjoyed the Seattle sunshine.

{all photos taken with my smart phone}


To start, I ordered a grapefruit mimosa, while Anna and Lera chose rhubarb fizz (it had sparkling wine, rhubarb liquor and a crystallized piece of rhubarb). Being a copy cat, I ordered that drink as my second beverage.

  



The menu had everything from eggs and potatoes to pork loin and veal cutlets. I had a hard time deciding what to order.


Luckily, all of us ♥ olives, so we ordered a bowl of the bright green fatty olives marinated with some orange zest as we made our main course decisions.


In the end, Lera got a pork brasato: pork shoulder with red peppers, vinegar and garlic served with roasted potatoes. I loved how symmetrical and arranged the plate looked. The pork was incredibly juicy and tender.


Anna ordered the classic Benedict and added some spinach to the dish. You can read what she thought of it on her blog ;)


I chose quattro formaggi baked eggs: two eggs baked in a combination of bechamel, mozzarella, gorgonzola, emmenthal and fontina cheese. I'm slightly salivating as I type this. The dish came with crusty bread and being a lover of carbs, I ordered a side of potatoes.

 

What can I say? I would have happily swam in the cheesy baked goodness!

We had no room for dessert. Immediately that is. We bought a few pastries from a bakery across the street and had those hours later.

Do you have a favorite neighborhood brunch place? What do you usually order?

12 comments:

Kaoru said...

Looks like a great brunch - that pork looks huge! haha

Lera Thompson said...

It is a cute and awesome little place. I'm a little jealous to share it with the rest of Seattle!

Cecilia said...

The baked eggs look amazing!

Mariya M said...

Your smartphone photos are awesome!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thank you! I was pretty impressed myself ;)

Belinda @zomppa said...

Sorry the reasons for going not great, but glad you found a great place. Everything looks amazing! Making note!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thank you! I always love and appreciate your comments!

DeliciousDish said...

Hope everything is okay. Brunch looks like it was a lot of fun. I think I would have tried the baked eggs bascaiola.

Steff @ The Kitchen Trials said...

If you need a guinea pig for recreating the quattro formaggi baked eggs, please let me know. And the potatoes, too.

Simone van den berg said...

That looks like some seriously good food Olga! love the look of those eggs!

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chezsasha.com said...

OMG that egg dish is too beautiful. It's like shakshuka, but there's cheese instead of tomatoes.
I totally pinterest-ed the photo, btw