Possibly the best thing in the world.
I was excited to check out the new brunch menu at Current Fish and Oyster. If you haven’t been paying attention, this new(er) restaurant and what Chef Logen Crew is doing here in Salt Lake City is pretty fantastic. If you haven’t been yet, brunch is a great way to check this place out on a smaller budget — and with some of the new dishes Logen has created, you won’t be sorry.
Also, brunch cocktails. More specifically the Violet Fizz (gin, creme de violet, egg white, soda)…such a lovely, refreshing libation to kick off the afternoon. Also, if the Antoinette is one of my very favorite cocktails in Salt Lake, and you can read more about that in my SLC Sidecar post, here.
And don’t worry, we ordered so much food — just so I could talk about it here.
Also, we were hungry. 😉
Caputo’s Burrata (with summer squash, basil, dried olive, baguette, $10). Please, please start your day off with this beautiful cheese and squash. What a wonderful people pleaser! Caputo’s Burrata was divine and silky, of course, and the flavors that are added to this plate make for a bright morning snack.
Zucchini Hushpuppies (b & b pickles, pecorino dip, $8). I have had one too many dry, flavorless hushpuppies in my day. Not the case here. The zucchini makes these hushpuppies so incredibly moist and soft; they melt in your mouth. Add the sharp bite of the pecorino dip and they are pretty perfect. A not to miss starter, for sure.
East Coast Oysters with Cucumber Mignonette ($2.75 each). Did you know that I didn’t really like oysters at all until Current and Undercurrent opened their doors? I guess the ones I had before weren’t great and so I never ordered them anywhere I went. MIND CHANGED. I could eat a dozen of these – they are so fresh and vibrant. The cucumber mignonette is the perfect compliment if you like a little pickled flavor and fishiness is literally no where to be found. If you haven’t been an oyster fan in the past — try em. You might change your mind.
Crab Benedict (spinach, poached eggs, avocado, hollandaise, house potatoes, $18). If you heard my interview on the recent episode of The Utah Foodie – you know that I judge a brunch menu on the quality of the benedict. Well done, Current Fish and Oyster — this girl cleaned her plate. SO MUCH FRESH CRAB! Eggs were cooked perfect and the hollandaise sauce was light and lovely. Perfection.
Housemade Waffle/Lemon Waffle (creme fraiche, seasonal berries, vermont maple syrup, $11): I am not a waffle or pancakes girl, usually. But I most certainly AM a Housemade Lemon Waffle from Current girl. Wow. My kiddo could NOT get enough of this waffle, and neither could we. The lemon is just a hint; not overwhelming and the creme fraiche adds the perfect complement of sour. Also, that maple syrup — drinkable.
Hangtown Fry (fried oysters, scrambled eggs, mushroom, bacon, sourdough, $14): Ok, so this plate was probably our least favorite of the bunch, but I am not going to hate on it. The fried oysters are huge, and with that size of an oyster usually comes a bit more fishy flavor. I get that some people are into that. Personally, it’s not my thing. And, I am a runny egg person, so scrambled eggs just didn’t do it for me. I wanted something saucy — a dip, runny egg, or something.
Was that enough food for you? We didn’t eat the rest of the day. 🙂
Biggest thanks to my friends at Current Fish and Oyster for hosting us and keeping us all fed and happy. I haven’t seen Clementine eat like that…maybe ever! She approves, and so do I!
Check out Current Fish and Oyster for your next brunch:
279 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT
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