EAT (out)

Red Feather (Brunch)

Red Feather, an American farm-to-table restaurant located in Oakley, is one of those restaurants that exceeded my expectations.  It’s clean and beautiful inside! I love the exposed red brick, the perfectly set table with white linens, and the open kitchen.

Our visit to Red Feather was brunch with friends; we enjoyed the entire experience. We started with the biscuits and a trio of jams: pineapple pepper, rhubarb compote, and peach. These biscuits. I know I’ve said this before, but I don’t get geeked out about biscuits; however, when I find delicious, slightly sweet, crunchy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside biscuits that also remind me a little bit of cake, I’m all in! Add to that a beautiful jam and the appreciation just increases.  There was lots of nodding in agreement and “mmmm” happening while we ate.

Just before we finished our biscuits, complimentary beneignts arrived.   I see what you’re doing there Red Feather with that stellar service. Speaking of stellar service, our waitress pretty much anticipated all our needs.  My friend even called the restaurant later to let them know how much we enjoyed our experience. 

The four of us ordered different dishes and no one was disappointed. Let me highlight the standouts:

Croque Monsieur (ham, bechamel, gruyere, brioche). I’m simply going to quote my friend Sean for this one: “this dish is like if a fat ham sandwich had sex with mac & cheese and then they had a sexy, tasty, French baby!” Get the idea? 🙂

BBLTE (Bacon, more Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and an over medium egg).  OK- I made up the name.  And yes, bacon is always good, but this bacon is thick and crisp and packed with flavor. I also don’t think I can ever eat a BLT without the E (slightly runny egg) again. It’s a BLT game changer.  Messy? Yes! But often the best things in life are.

Hash Mess (pork belly, avocado, bell pepper, breakfast potatoes, spinach, ranch, cheddar cheese, sunny side up egg, pico de gallo).  When I saw this come to the table, I was jealous it went to my husband and not me.  Thankfully, he shares.  This is one fine tasting skillet breakfast with the perfect arrangement of ingredients (and plenty of cheese to hold it all together)!

I cannot wait to return to Red Feather for dinner. My first order will be pork chops! I’ve heard more than one person raving about those pork chops and I know when to take a hint! Hopefully my dinner date will order oysters because I’ve been told those are delish here as well. Red Feather will be a repeat restaurant for sure.  

P.S: There was a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at brunch! Fun.

Tip: Make a reservation. (Am I the only one that appreciates restaurants that still take reservations?)

GO THERE (Red Feather)! TRY THAT (biscuits, Hash Mess, Croque Monsieur)! 

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