PRICE PAID: $90 PP (LIST PRICE- PRE-CHALLENGE)
FINAL SCORE: 8.0/10
Located in the gorgeous Hotel Bristol and overlooking a lush interior garden, Epicure keeps all the beauty of French cuisine without making it intimidating or snooty. Service was casual but friendly, and this was some of the best breakfast food I have ever enjoyed. Period.
First out was some gloriously simple salmon and flatbreads. The salmon is smoky and super fresh. The bread is fluffy and soft. The cream is super dense and rich. This is true breakfast. 9/10.
Presentation was a touch messy, but this ham with cream sauce was salty and delicious. Good balance of textures. 8/10.
Beyond being unspeakably decadent (gold and all...) this egg custard with caviar served perfectly in a dark-colored shell was an explosion of flavor and textures. A really well thought-out dish; and the yolk was on the bottom.
Ended on a bit of a disappointing note, sadly- not particularly fresh fruit or good yogurt- 6/10- also, as an American I'm accustomed to Greek yogurt, so this "real" yogurt tastes like water. I like that they took the opportunity t0 brand the dish, though.