When searching the best brunches in Portland online, Ya Hala, a Lebanese restaurant came up. I really liked the idea of middle eastern brunch, with lots of lamb and inventive pastries. Ya Hala is located in SE Portland, near Country Cat. I only had been there for lunch and remembered their tasty bread.
Another thing my Indian friend made from The “Jerusalem” cookbook by Ottolenghi and Tamimi, was krantz cake. I think she used walnuts instead of pecans though. I believe that krantz cake is kind of like a fancier babka. Making krantz cake is a lot like making cinnamon rolls except you half the dough and then braid it.
I hadn’t seen my friends from college for awhile and one of them suggested we do brunch. My friend Peter is the only one of my friends who is married. He has a nice wife and two children.
So there is this fancy restaurant in Portland called Beast, which I would say is the fanciest place I know in Portland.
I have been there for dinner and the price has gone up to $100 a plate (and that’s sans wine pairings). Continue Reading
In want of cinnamon rolls for my brunch, I toyed with the idea of making a cinnamon cake that required a special cinnamon bundt pan.
But I decided to crack into more of Saveur’s New Classics Cookbook collection to see what they suggested.