Bushfire Kitchen breakfast - Del Mar, CA
On our biking Sundays with kid brother Robin, Dennis and I are always ravenous afterwards! I remember reading about Bushfire Kitchen on friends' blogs and noticed they offered breakfast, which is exactly what we were craving one weekend. After our workout, we drove to their Del Mar location ready to fill our bellies with the most important meal of the day!
French Toast with Bananas, Mixed Berries and Cream ($8.95) - thick brioche bread, grilled, & served with your choice of 3 toppings
We chose the French toast to share. This menu item was just what the doctor ordered, and especially satisfying since you could pick your own toppings! Our picks were the mixed berries, bananas and whipped cream. The grilled French Toast was fluffy and airy with the ability to hold up the rest! The lovely spread of fresh fruits were deliciously firm yet ripe. That decadent cream was hands down our favorite part though, a subtle sweet with the hint of vanilla bean. It was lathered on every bite until it ran out! Could we have some more please?
Smoked Salmon Benedict ($12.95) - house-smoked salmon, organic poached eggs, tomato, capers, organic local avocado, dill hollandaise, served on a baked rosti with fresh fruit
Robin picked out the smoked salmon benedict as his dish. Instead of the typical pink colored lox, it contained pieces of heat smoked salmon! There was a saltiness to the steaky texture and it sat on an extra crispy potato layer. Even with some runny yolk and hollandaise sauce, the overall firmness of this dish didn't float my boat.
Braised Brisket Hash ($10.95) - braised beef brisket, organic poached eggs, breakfast potatoes, bell peppers, onions, with a side of toast
What interested me about this dish was the braised beef. It seemed to have a well distributed portion of fat within the beef, which had been slow roasted for hours per our server. I preferred the meatiness over the tender but fatty Smoking Gun version. One of my eggs was perfectly runny while the other had firmed up a bit more. The potatoes were well seasoned with salt and held a crispness without being too oiliness. The toasted sourdough was lightly buttered but remained a simple compliment to the dish.
Denver Omelette ($12.95) - diced house-smoked pork loin, grilled peppers & onions, shredded cheddar & jack cheese, with breakfast potatoes or baked rosti
Dennis's pick was packed to the brim with deliciousness. I remember munching on the roasted vegetables and slices of ham, thinking that this deli meat was amazing. After rereading the description about pork loin, the savoriness of the thinly shaved meat still blew my mind! The side of breakfast potatoes were similar to what I had in my hash.
Between the three of us, we managed to finish all four platters! The kid brother was ecstatic about how fantastic breakfast was. Fellow bloggers Faye and Soo have also enjoyed visits to Bushfire Kitchen within the last year. Del Mar is the only locations serving breakfast but there are two other locations (La Costa and Temecula) to grab lunch or dinner. When I signed up for their newsletter, I also received $10 off for my birthday. We'll be sure to stop by again for more yummy eats.
2602 Del Mar Heights Rd
Del Mar CA 92014