Sunday Brunch at Scottsdale’s Roaring Fork Restaurant
Roaring Fork Restaurant ~ Scottsdale, Arizona – After church on Sunday, we teamed up with Susie Timm (Girl Meats Fork), her husband Eric, and headed off to Roaring Fork to sample their newly tendered Sunday Brunch.
For over a decade, Roaring Fork has been serving up “wood fired cooking that captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge”.
Further, Roaring Fork is from the same team that brought us the very successful Eddie V’s and Wildfish Seafood Grille.
The Brunch started on November 14th, will continue every Sunday through Mother’s Day, is served from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and includes a buffet style menu offering a bread table, savory Cold & Hot item station, Egg & Carving tables as well as a tasty dessert station. Menu items include:
- Sticky Cinnamon Buns
- Waffles with warm syrup and whipped cream
- Candied jalapeno coleslaw
- Apple walnut orzo salad
- Classic eggs Benedict
- Breakfast flat bread with spinach, tomatoes, eggs and white cheddar
- Green Chile Pork Stew
- Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
- Sage and Cornbread Stuffing
- Scalloped potatoes and roasted chilies
- Green Chile cheese grits with cheddar and bacon
- Pecan Pie Diamonds
- Banana Foster bread pudding
- Fruit tarts
In addition, signature Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are available throughout brunch services for $5.00 each.
As we were seated at our table, immediately presented to us was this plate full of piping hot, sugar-glazed manna directly from heaven. Wow! What a wonderful first impression!
With so many delectable choices available, I (David) determined ahead of time that I was going to stick to breakfast-type fare, and only one plate full of food.
Even this decision was difficult with so many options, but I finally settled on Corn Bread Benedict, Chilequilles (w/ Roasted Chicken & Potatoes), and Green Chile Pork Stew (w/ Warm Buttered Tortillas). I’m so glad I now live in the Southwest. What an absolutely delightful variety of flavors. As I’m writing this, I find myself deeply wishing I had leftovers.
As the four of us enjoyed our food and conversation, it was now time for dessert. Carol and I were both on the verge of being full, so we opted to share….get this!….hot Banana Foster Bread Pudding.
I went to the dessert station, and brought back this wonderful, gooey dessert fit for the finest king’s table with the agreement that we would share. Carol would eat half, and then pass the plate to me to enjoy.
As we continued in our conversation, with not a small bit of salivation on my part, I glanced over and Carol had “shamefully I say, shamefully” consumed well over half!
“Honey”, I said, “what happened to our agreement?”. She blushed, made a few feeble attempts at justifying her behavior, and off I went again to the dessert table.
In all the excitement, I also forget to photograph what was perhaps the pièce de résistance of the whole meal.
But, I did have joyous visions of Banana Foster Bread Pudding dancing in my head as I slept that night. Glorious! Standing ovation worthy!
As you have probably figured out by now, we loved this meal, and can confidently recommend that you enjoy this Sunday Brunch for yourself.