For our first brunch in SF, we went with Christina’s recommendation and met up with Jenn and her sister, Sam, at Slow Club. Perhaps it is obvious from the name (a reference to the slow food movement), but the restaurant focuses on local, seasonal ingredients, cooked in a way that really makes them shine.
Looking over the menu it was hard to choose just one thing. As I sipped my huge glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice, I wanted to order everything, but eventually settled on just one thing. First I’ll show you what everyone else had before I focus in on my own dish.
Christina had the slow basic: two eggs, home fries, zoe’s (bacon or) sausage & a biscuit.
Rich and Jenn went with the eggs benedict: grilled levain, applewood smoked ham, sauteed spinach, two poached eggs, hollandaise & home fries.
Sam ordered the fried egg sandwich: zoe’s bacon, greens, tomato & aioli on sliced sourdough, with home fries.
Dave had the turkey sausage hash: grilled corn, red & poblano peppers, yukon gold potatoes, caramelized onions, baby arugula, two poached eggs & cheddar cheese, with grilled bread. I had a bite and it was delicious. When ordering, I was torn between the hash and what I wound up getting; after one bite of hash I realized that I had made the wrong decision.
I ordered the frittata: white corn, summer squash, baby spinach, onion & provolone with home fries & greens. The frittata itself was huge. Dave definitely got a large section of it. I thought that the vegetables were delicious but the egg itself wasn’t anything special, in fact it was a bit too greasy and browned. The home fries were great, as was most of the salad, but the part of it that got trapped under the frittata had wilted. Along with my frittata I also ordered a biscuit, which tasted fine but the texture was off; it was a bit too mushy and not quite flaky enough.
Next time, I want to try the French toast.