On Saturday, we ventured out for brunch and a stroll around the strip district. We needed buy some cheese, rice, and a few spices at Penzy’s. Last weekend we went to Eleven, so we decided to try brunch at Meat and Potatoes this weekend. We had been there before with friends and the food was fantastic. This brunch was on my must try list.
We started with the homemade Monkey Bread. It was sweet and soft, coated frosting. There was crispy sugar on the bottom and lots of cinnamon. It was very moist and fluffy. This is a must try.
For my brunch cocktail, I enjoyed the Irish Breakfast. I love Irish coffee. I drank it all the time when I studied abroad in Spain. There was a small little bar that served a fantastic version. So, when I saw it on the menu, I had to order it. The coffee was slightly sweet from the maple whipped cream with Jameson whiskey.
Pierre ordered the French 76 upon our waitresses recommendation. It contains rosemary vodka, lemon, and champagne. I thought it was refreshing and tasted a little like grown up lemonade.
For one entree, we ordered the carbonara. Meat and Potatoes makes pasta in house. This dish consisted of a very creamy sauce with pancetta, parmesan, green onion, and a fried egg. The pancetta was fantastic. It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Finally, we ordered the Chicken and Waffles.
It is four very large pieces of fried chicken with a cheddar jalapeño waffle and bourbon bacon syrup. It was a lot of food. The chicken had a very thick crust on it. The syrup definitely tasted like bacon, but I didn’t get much of the bourbon. While I liked this dish, I would probably not order it again next time. Overall, we had a delicious brunch. I really enjoyed both visits to Meat and Potatoes.