Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Table--San Jose, CA

Roasted Bone Marrow -- $13

Jenny and I took the kids to The Table in San Jose. I wanted to go largely because I was curious about the bone marrow. I have to give credit to the honesty of our server, who, since it was 9:00 in the morning, recommended against the marrow. He said it was more of an afternoon dish. As it had a greasy consistency, I can understand his point.

Ricotta Beignets -- $6

If I were the server, though, the real recommendation would be to order a meal in addition to the marrow. It simply wasn't filling enough for brunch or even breakfast. (To get that sated feeling I went to Manley's Donuts down the street afterwards). To scoop the marrow out of the plate you're given a marrow spoon. You then dump some marrow onto a piece of toast and enjoy. (By the way, the kids loved the toast plain.)

"Kids Eggs"--The bacon makes this a worthwhile purchase at $7.
Sugar coated and as light as air, beignets kicked off our breakfast. The delightful pastries bore a very similar to the Hong Kong style egg puffs you'd find at Cooking Papa. The beignets arrived with a lemon dipping sauce and had the texture of pudding.

Anson Mills Grits -- $15

As commonplace as eggs and bacon are at breakfast, Tyler and I marveled at the thick slab of bacon and how lean it was. Ever since, we've had our eye out for similar strips whenever we shop, but we have yet to find them.

Jenny had the Anson Mills Grits. For her, the experience was a textural affair that she enjoyed but wouldn't specifically seek out.

If you're looking for food a little out of the ordinary in a very pleasant, bright environment, come to The Table. You won't get filled cheaply, though.

The Table