Where can you find me this Valentine’s Day? At Sushi Roku, enjoying another brunch and filling my need for their pork fried rice bowl. I can’t tell you the last time I went out for a meal on Valentine’s Day, like a nice meal, it’s not my thing. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, there are some great options for dinner on that special day of love and I’ve accumulated a ton of lists from splurge worthy to budget friendly to ones that will make you want to leave the house. But me, I’ll stick to heading out for brunch and not trying to find a babysitter for the night. It’s a little more casual and still a whole lot of deliciousness. I’m all about the food but you can toast this special brunch with champagne or mimosas and it’ll be the romantic meal you envisioned.
You may recall my earlier post about my fav dishes of the week and you’ll remember seeing the above pork fried rice bowl with braised pork belly, breakfast sausage, jalapeno and topped with an on sen egg. Well, there were a couple other marvelous dishes we tasted. The lobster benedict was equally impressive and I loved the Tahitian vanilla they added to the hollandaise sauce, it gave the dish a nice sweetness to mix with the citrus, fresh lobster and tomato, all sitting atop a griddled english muffin.
Ordered by my husband, was the chicken and waffles. Crisp brie and thyme waffles, lay over crunchy pieces of salt and pepper jidori chicken “nuggets” all settling atop a sweet drizzle of white balsamic caramel and paired with kool aid pate fruits. Not pictured, because I haven’t tried it yet, although I’m quite curious about it, is the Sam I Am, Green Eggs & Ham. If you taste it, let me know how it is and there’s a possibility I’ll order it this weekend too. It sounds incredible with a crispy potato cake, chimichurri hollandaise, poached eggs and serrano ham dust. There are a ton of other options from biscuits and gravy, bone marrow, short rib hash, big eye tuna and pork cheek cheese and grits, that no matter what you order, I don’t think you can go wrong.
If this sounds like your kind of Valentine’s Day meal or if you’re simply looking for a good brunch this weekend, hit up Sushi Roku. If you miss out on this one, the next chance to make your taste-buds dance will be March 27th. It might be a good idea to call to make a reservation at 480-970-2121. Brunch runs from 11am to 3pm.