On Sunday we went to Ris for brunch. A good friend of ours work there (please refrain from the waiter jokes) he is a great guy and he has heard all of the waiter jokes from me already. Ris is a new restaurant in DC, and as many of you know, I am way to picky of an eater to write a restaurant review, so I won't do that, I'll just recount a fun story from the morning!
Our friend invited us to come into his restaurant on Sunday to enjoy brunch, and against his better judgement he agreed to be our waiter, so he was asking for it when he got five very picky, and very annoying gay men to wait on. This would probably be his worst nightmare under normal circumstances. We all sat and perused the menu, and stamped our glasses on the table since they had developed rapid leaks and all of the mimosas disappeared. As we reviewed the menu we all had a few questions, of course we had to obnoxiously berate our friend with these questions, and he answered them all in stride, although with a bit of an attitude (normally I would be deducting dollars from his tip in my head but I gave him some slack). And then we all cam across the menu item simply listed as Breakfast Bread...
"Excuse me waiter, what is Breakfast Bread?"
Snarky waiter replies... " I don't know, Toast?"
I reply, "Well then why do you list toast as a separate item two lines above breakfast bread, are you sure it is toast?"
"No, maybe it is some special bread"
In a good humored jest, "Will you mind finding out for us?"
Waiter huffs and leaves the table, we all get a good laugh, of course we don't really care but we are getting some enjoyment out of the scene we are causing. Another woman, the manager I am assuming comes up to the table...
"I apologize for my staffs incompetence, Breakfast Bread is a daily special created by our pastry chef, today's Breakfast bread is a cranberry orange scone"
Our friend returns from the back, smacks me upside the head and we order some breakfast bread for the table, along with our other brunch items. When the five breakfast breads arrive on the table we all grab one and before you know it five cranberry orange scones have been devoured and not even a crumb remains on the table.
It turns out that Breakfast Bread is really good and if you ever go to Ris in Washington DC you should order this breakfast bread. It is not toast but a delightful pastry from an excellent pastry chef. Now I do love carbs but this was my favorite part of the meal. It was even worth being hit for.
I want to thank my friend for putting up with us on Sunday morning, and I want to thank Ris for not kicking us out, and I definitely need to thank the pastry chef!