Tuesday Feed: Pigs in a Quilt

By Jake de Paul on May 3, 2011


The Hotel Murano describes the breakfast it serves at its Bite restaurant as "traditional fare with an elegant twist." In practice, its breakfast - as well as lunch and dinner - finds a happy medium between the two aspirations - its food and décor are interesting and pleasing without being demanding.

The breakfast menu offers twists like a Northwest Benedict (cured salmon with poached eggs and a plugra hollandaise), gingerbread French toast (with crème fraiche), "b&g" (cheddar biscuits, thyme white gravy, softly scrambled eggs and sausage), eggs Benedict Royal (with prosciutto diparma and plugra hollandaise - on the salty side but delicious) and a tofu scramble.

Of special note is the pigs in a quilt - a yeasty, circular, chewy, simultaneously savory and sweet, toasty and tinged the color of a tiger eye infused with smokehouse bacon baked in a Belgian waffle. Almost every bite includes the salty awesomeness of bacon.

[Bite inside Hotel Murano, 6-11 a.m. Monday-Friday, 7-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, 253.238.8000]

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide