Provo, I have some exciting news for you.
Our city's finest restaurant is now open for breakfast, starting TODAY.
Last Saturday I was privileged to attend a preview breakfast at communal (did you know that communal is my favorite? It is.), and it was a wonderful experience. Chef Colton Soelberg welcomed our group by sharing his feelings and excitement for this new endeavor. It turns out that Colton started out cooking breakfast at a li'l place called Sundance (ever heard of it?), and now has "come full circle" as communal opens its doors each Tuesday through Friday, 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Saturday brunch hours: 8:am-1:pm).
Housemade Granola served with Winder Farms Milk and Clifford Farms Honey (which honey is my family's favorite), rounded out with delicious Greek Yogurt
Steel-cut oatmeal with dried bananas and brown sugar (just the sugar for me, thanks)
Saturday's daily pastry was a blueberry muffin - sweet and delicious. That syrup and butter are the perfect accompaniment for:
The french toast with spiced apples. As I tasted this, all I could think about was how much my kids would enjoy it.
If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the biscuits and gravy. I didn't know it was possible for this dish to be light, but in addition to the gravy being perfectly seasoned, I didn't feel overly full after eating it. I will be ordering this again and again, and savoring every bite.
The omelet with herbs and creme fraiche, and homefries. At first glance of the menu, this is what I would have ordered, sight unseen. The omelet was perfectly light and tasty.
Housemade sausage. (Not my favorite. I don't do sausage.)
I don't know how they do it, but the geniuses at communal make their bacon taste like candy. Everybody wants some.
Baked Clifford Farms Eggs with Tomato and Chorizo. I think my husband would love this dish.
Steak and Clifford Farms Eggs with Salsa Verde. Wow. WOW. Mas, por favor.
I also enjoyed a fine cup of Drinking Chocolate, which had the perfect balance of sweet and bitter. And - AND! - the juice (I had grapefruit) is served as an actual serving that one would enjoy at breakfast, which is to say, not served in a shot glass. (pet peeve: going to breakfast, ordering juice, and paying for a teensy tiny glass-full. It's not the sacrament, it's breakfast. I'm thirsty. Thank you, communal, for giving me the grown-up sized drink.)
You'd like to try this new breakfast menu, wouldn't you? Enjoy Provo's bright, natural morning light through communal's windows as you prepare for a day of holiday shopping? Take a break from The Busy Season to meet up with your friends for breakfast while the kids are at school?
Leave a comment telling me something you love about breakfast and you're entered to win a $25 gift certificate from communal.
Thanks, communal. Thanks, Heirloom Restaurant Group. Thanks, Provo.