Thursday, March 24, 2016
Over the Bridge to Brunch We Go: Grand Lux CafeBy Tinsel & Tine Editor Le Anne Lindsay
If you're aware of the fact that Grand Lux Cafe is a sister restaurant to my home away from home Cheesecake Factory, then you can imagine there would be A LOT to talk about in trying to profile a restaurant with so much to offer (See MENU). So I'm only gonna draw attention to Grand Lux Cafe's comfort food Saturday & Sunday Brunch!
Particularly as March 25th is NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY! and Fried Chicken and Waffles Topped with Crispy Fried Chicken Strips and Pecan Honey-Butter Sauce is GLC's most popular brunch item. Oh, maybe you didn't know Tinsel & Tine's #PhillyCalendar celebrates National Food Days, featuring recipes that link back to our National Food Holidays Pinterest Page!
With that in mind, I ordered this sweet n crispy waffle with more lightly battered pieces of fried chicken than I could finish. When eating out I actually order Chicken & Waffles more often than I should admit to, and not just for brunch. I'm sure it's already been done, but I'll have to do a post rating Tinsel & Tine's picks for 10 Best Chicken and Waffle combos in Philly. Grand Lux Cafe would rate high.
My sister came with me for our hosted Grand Lux Cafe brunch in Cherry Hill, NJ. There's also one in the King of Prussia Mall (for Philly Readers) Here's a List of Locations for Non-local readers.
LeVonne went for the ultimate country comfort bunch choice of:
Biscuits and Gravy with Eggs Warm Buttermilk Biscuits and Sunny Side Up Eggs Smothered with Housemade Sausage Gravy. Served Over Crispy Crushed Potatoes
Rich gravy without being overly salty. I don't do Sunny Side Up Eggs, but LeVonne said they were done to her liking.
Next visit I'd like to go for the: Chorizo and Cheese Omelette Ground Beef, Spanish Chorizo, Peppers, Onions, Tomato, Cilantro, Pepper-Jack Cheese and Red Chile Hollandaise. Or I saw this come to several tables while dining - huge! Grand Lux Cafe® French Toast Extra Thick Slices of Our Brioche Bread Served with Maple-Butter Syrup. also available with Fresh Strawberries More Brunch Options
There's some dessert options that are recommended to order ahead like: Molten Chocolate Cake With a Melted Chocolate Center served with Vanilla Ice Cream or New Orleans Beignets served Warm with Three Sauces. But with such a filling brunch, we wanted something we could take with us, so we went with the Box of Warm Homemade Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
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Shout out to our super sweet waitress Kylie!
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