For the March edition of the Second Sunday Brunch Bunch, we visited Taverna. I have been to Taverna more times than I can count, including for brunch; however, this was my first time visiting the new Dallas location.
The group started with some very translucent bellinis and mimosas (and an OJ for me).
As always, we clearly had to order the Chef's Focaccia for the table. Very tasty, enough for a group to share, and only $4. It's a no brainer.
Sarah ordered the the Buffalo Mozzarella Caprese off the lunch menu to start. She may have licked the plate clean :).
She and Jill also split the Breakfast Calzone. This off-menu item can be filled with pretty much whatever you want, and the girls had our waiter pick the fillings. With eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and other things I am forgetting, it didn't disappoint. But their favorite part was the marinara sauce. It was amazing…and one container was not enough.
But I don't blame them…this thing was HUGE. We had to take a shot with Erin's hands in the frame to really put it into perspective.
Speaking of Erin, she ordered the Taverna Frittata, one of her favorite breakfast dishes.
And I ordered the Vanilla French Toast, which is served with fruit and mascarpone. I love their french toast…it's classic and delicious.
But clearly that was not enough food for this preggo. I had to add a side of bacon and a side of breakfast potatoes. The baby was hungry.
Taverna (as with all the Lombardi restaurants) always delivers a solid brunch, and this time was no exception.
I also really like the new location (on Knox right next to Toulouse). It is bigger and has way more patio space, which I will be happy to take advantage of once the weather gets warmer.