- Matthew Schniper
- Apple-chai quinoa disappoints.
Our food runs nearly a half-hour one Sunday, our server citing a lost ticket. Apple-chai quinoa ($8) disappoints by being too watery, on account of almond Bhakti Chai poured atop to season beyond cinnamon, stewed apple, raisins and walnuts. It’s sweet, but missing creamy roundness; capable without compromising its vegan/GF status. Better is the Colorado smoked trout Benedict ($12), texturally perfect from stable hollandaise to yolk-bursting poached egg to lightly toasted, fluffy English muffin. Tangy capers kick it off, highlighting the fine fish, while arugula nips the tongue and cream cheese duplicates richness. Bits of bacon elevate herbed breakfast potatoes.