Brunch at Kapnos
With the rain, snow, sleet, and ice that came to visit us yesterday in the District, there was a major need for a warm and cozy Sunday meal. Mike Isabella's Kapnos just started serving weekend brunch, so we decided to check it out based on the interesting menu. The options range from his traditional Greek offerings such as pita and spreads, to brunch dishes such as omelets and baklava french toast.
Anyone who knows me well knows I have many weaknesses, but carbs and coffee are definitely two of them. So, when I saw there was a dish called Greek coffee waffles on the menu, it was a no-brainer. My friend decided to order the Greek bagels and lox with taramasalata, salmon, and capers. However, both of us started with a big cappuccino to warm up the system before diving in for food.
The waffles were beautifully dusted with powdered sugar, and served with chocolate espresso beans, cinnamon butter, and crema. While the dish could have been hotter, the waffles managed to deliver dessert-like flavors for brunch without being too sweet. We also ordered a side of the lemon potato hash based on a recommendation from a friend, and boy was I glad that we did. The dish of potatoes was creamy, zesty, and filled with onions and herbs. A+ for flavor as well as for plating. As seen in the photo above, they taste as good as they look.
While Kapnos is new to the brunch world, Chef Isabella knows how to manage the service from his experience with his first restaurant Graffiato. I have no doubt Kapnos will be doing a very busy brunch service moving forward, and I look forward to heading back to try the oven baked pancake with foie gras and the orzo pasta bake among other tempting dishes listed on the menu.