Brunch Now Served at Ricardo's Bar and Grill
Could any place in the world be more suited for a spectacular brunch than Sonoma County? With the new brunch being served at Ricardo’s Bar & Grill in Santa Rosa, the meal gets more local twists.
Considering that an evening may be spent sampling great local sparkling wines with dinner, it seems quite delicious to begin the next morning with a sparkling wine mimosa for breakfast. One of the best-selling dishes is the California Club croissant, bringing a Healdsburg Costeaux Bakery croissant stuffed with roasted turkey breast, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato ($14).
And while you’re dining, you can admire the dark wood walls lined to the ceiling with historic photos of the Santa Rosa/Sonoma area.
Owner Rick Miron runs a neighborhood friendly hangout, and brunch is a comfort food connection, but with a bit of French flair. Eggs Benedict takes a step up, thanks to Caggiano ham from Petaluma and those exquisite Costeaux English muffins, rounded out with poached eggs and hollandaise ($12).
The French mood shines with croque monsieur ($12) or madame ($14), the Caggiano ham, Swiss, gruyere, béchamel sauce and optional egg piled atop Basque Boulangerie sourdough.
Still, it’s a fair bet that lots of customers will gravitate to the chicken and waffles, layering two juicy bird pieces over a Belgian waffle with strawberries, butter, and maple syrup on the side ($12.50).
For another indulgence, be sure to try the Bloody Mary that’s nearly a meal in a glass, stocked with bacon, olives, pickles, pearl onion, bay leaf and pepperoncini.
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