April 4, 2009

Weekend Promises to Be a Little Yummier

CHECK OUT neighborhood French fave Canele restaurant (3219 Glendale Blvd.) in the May 2009 edition of Bon Apetit magazine, an article about the top 10 brunch spots in the nation:
"Along Atwater Village's main drag sits this tiny gem run by chef Corina Weibel and her partner, Jane Choi. The omelets (filled with tomato confit, goat cheese, mushrooms, or caramelized onions) are simple perfection."
Canele serves brunch, first come first served, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 3:00pm.

5 comments:

Andrew said...

I tried this omelette out, and while yes, it's delicious, the lack of service and the overpriced menu will keep me from ever going back to Canele. Instead of $100+ for breakfast for four I'd rather buy a dozen bagels and a couple bottles of Veuve and stay in my backyard...which, by the way, doesn't have creepy photos of half-naked folks jumping in a lake.

TonyC said...

wow. I think Andrew missed the point. It's 1 of the cheaper "fine" brunches in the entire city. Certainly cheaper than Campanile/Jar, etc.

can't win 'em all, cest la vie...

Greg Whitescarver said...

What was wrong with the service? Their coffee-refilling is attentive and quick, and everyone working there seemed to be willing to help any table at any time. I may doubt 'top 10 in the country' status, but Canele is really good. Another unsung brunch gem is The Park on Sunset in Echo Park.

mattatouille said...

they also missed the real star of Canele's brunch, the amazing french toast. I'm glad they got mentioned though, they deserve it. And brunch here is NOT that expensive compared to many other places in the city. You seem to forget that the omelet comes with tomato confit, chorizo, goat cheese, and carmelized onions, as well as being hand-made from Corina Weibel (generally) herself. You won't get Gordon Ramsay or Jose Andres making their brunches (especially not Gordo)

mattatouille said...

sorry, not chorizo, but mushrooms. The texture of those omelets is as classic as you can get.