As we reported last month, Kitchen LTO has welcomed its second chef for a four-month stint. Which means time is already running out to try the incredible brunch menu from Chef Eric Shelton before it’s too late.
Luckily, the Trinity Groves restaurant is serving up signature brunch dishes on both Saturday and Sunday, doubling your opportunities to partake.
The menu features lots of choices for the -unch crowd, but because we’re egg-obsessed, we focused solely on the br- part of the menu on our latest visit.
That translates to a flavorful hunk of breakfast casserole, loaded with chorizo, peppers and onions. It reminds us fondly of a dish our mom used to make for the holidays.
What doesn’t remind us of her cooking is Chef Eric’s masterful interpretation of Eggs Benedict, named appropriately enough, Shelton Benedict. One bite and we immediately inducted it into our Best Benedict Club, thanks to absolutely perfectly poached eggs and Texas pork belly atop a polenta cake then drizzled in Hollandaise.
But then they brought us the Carbonara Orzo (above) and our loyalty quickly wavered. This is the best brunch dish on the menu. Black pepper bacon, smoked gouda, scallion greens and parmesan blend beautifully with just-barely al dente orzo before being crowned with an over-easy egg, also expertly prepared.
Bloody Marys are made with a doctored-up Zing Zang (our favorite bottled variety), but if you’re worried about calories, skip the booze and save room for the LTOMG! This chocolate-domed dessert arrives innocently enough until your server pours hot caramel over the better-than-Magic-Shell orb to reveal an entirely different dessert within. It’s showy, sinful and utterly irresistible.
Just like us.
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 108, Dallas