Sunday, February 19, 2012
Our favourite diner.....
The nice thing about familiar and comfortable is that you relax and feel at ease. When we brunch at a fine dining place we talk about the food more, we comment on the service and we are oft ready with an opinion or a critique of some such part of the food or service or decor or whatever.
This morning we hardly spoke of the food (it was good, as usual) we didn't think to comment on the service (it was ok as well, coffee was replenished) and we certainly didn't think to critique the decor - thank the Lord!
The waitress took our 6 orders and committed them to memory (including changes to our regular orders AND changes half way through the process due to burger envy) as usual - getting hardly a thing wrong upon presentation of the plates - less than 10 minutes after the order was submitted!
Can you guess where we were yet? - of course, we went to the Fontenelle diner on Montreal Road. Cozy, familiar, relaxed - no pretention. I've said all this before of course but it's worth repeating - I think I prefer the brunches when I don't have to criticize or report on things that didn't work and should be fixed. At the 'Font' nothing needs fixing. It's like having breakfast in your own home.
The place is seldom packed to the rafters - but at the same time I have never seen it empty - isn't that what it's all about? Steady business you can rely on?
....and of course everyone loves the bill when it's time to pay - half of what it would be if we were eating eggs cooked in a FD place - same chicken, same egg, same oil - well similar, anyway but way less $$$$
I'm sorry to those expecting a new place every week - maybe we'll try harder next week and go somewhere new - this week it just 'felt' like a 'Font' week.
If you haven't been before the one tip is: order your breakfast with their french fries rather than the home-fries.
Next week - did someone say "doughnuts"? (do-nuts) there goes the diet!
Until next week my little brunchettes,