When I think of going out for breakfast, I imagine hearty food filling my belly. I’m not a fruit and yogurt type of girl, I like potatoes. Savory, thick cuts of bacon. Eggs, any style. You know, food that satiates your appetite well past the early lunch hour.
Well, on Saturday, I was invited to dine at Communal in Provo to sample their new breakfast service. On the menu were such selections like Baked Eggs with Tomato and Chorizo. Biscuits and Housemade Sausage Gravy. Steak and Eggs with Salsa Verde. My kind of food.
To satisfy the less energetic eaters there were, of course, lighter dishes like Homemade Granola with milk and yogurt . . . but even this choice is still filling. The toasted, crunchy granola and dried fruit appeased even me — the carnivorous meat eater. (The thick Greek yogurt along side certainly helped too).
I was super impressed with the extent Communal goes to serve food that is not only local, but also made in house. The bacon is made from pork belly that they cure for seven days (they have a smoker on site). Same for their Italian sausage. It’s house made. The eggs are from Clifford Farms. The juice is from Allreds and Winder Farms (also the milk supplier).
Even with the gourmet menu, most of the dishes are under $10. You can add sides like home fries, seasonally fresh fruit or their pastry of the day (we had blueberry muffins). Even ordering from the main selection will probably leave your stomach happy enough.
I was lucky enough to sample the majority of the menu, and even after hours of thinking, it’s hard to chose a favorite. It’s a toss up between the spicy Baked Eggs with Tomato and Chorizo (beautiful enough to be on the cover of Saveur magazine) and the Biscuits and Housemade Sausage Gravy. The baking powder biscuits were so soft, yet toasty and buttery too. And the gravy? Extremely generous on the chunky sausage, and like the diners next to me mentioned, it was surprisingly light. Not as heavy and you would expect this substantial dish to be.
The only sad thing about my meal was that Brendan was unable to come with me. My poor husband was sick the night before, so I was in charge of eating and camera duty. I know my photos aren’t as great as the ones he would have taken. The folks at Communal were generous enough to hook up all the diners that morning with gift certificates to the restaurant for sampling their new menu, so I’ll be taking Brendan back soon.
Even better, is that Communal has also gifted me with an additional $25 gift certificate to give away to one hungry reader. You can go try out this amazing breakfast fare yourself! You’ll have a few ways to enter:
1) leave me a comment. Please say what your favorite breakfast food is. (Me? I love Eggs Benedict.)
2) Follow @whitelotuscooks on twitter and mention this Communal Giveaway, please copy the link to your comment.
3) Post this Communal Giveaway on Facebook and mention it in a comment.
4) Follow White Lotus Cooks on Facebook and mention it in a comment.
5) Write a blog post about this Communal Giveaway or mention it in your side bar. Please copy the link to your blog to the comment.
You have till Friday, December 3rd 12 p.m. MST to enter. With five ways to enter, you’ve got a lot of choices! Plus, since my blog isn’t as big as some of the others bloggers in attendance, let’s just say your odds are really good.
Big thanks to the friendly folks at Communal for having me out (be sure to check out their new blog). Good luck with the giveaway, hope to see you there!