This morning the hubby and I were hankering for a hearty breakfast that wouldn’t disappoint. We decided to try the Wild Fork since it has always piqued our interest as we have meandered around Utica Square. The atmosphere is quirky and colorful with local art and pretty light fixtures. This morning the restaurant was a hustle and bustle with Utica Square shoppers and local residents. Eric and I settled in with our iced tea and cappuccino, respectively, and scanned the menu for what to order next.
We decided to start with an order of Beignets ($4.75). We recently had beignets at Bouchon in Las Vegas and were eager to try Wild Fork’s version. At Bouchon the beignets were more like sugared donuts whereas here they reminded us of a funnel cake from the fair. Eric, the “Low Down on Donuts” connoisseur, really enjoyed the beignets at both locations but found the Wild Fork version could have benefited from some sort of dipping sauce. However, they were fluffy, pillowy and the sprinkling of powered sugar was a lovely touch.
I ordered the Atlantic Salmon Frittata ($12.95) described on the menu as “a baked open-faced omelet with fresh salmon, spinach, potatoes, Roma tomatoes, scallions and Italian cheeses. Served with biscuit and gravy or toast”. It is absolutely the most beautiful and flavorful frittata I have encountered in my life. Topped with lots of gooey mozzarella and tangy tomatoes it was crisped in the oven to a perfect brown. The salmon and homestyle potatoes blended perfectly with the fluffy eggs. Also, it was large enough to feed an army so next time I go I plan to share it with someone.
Eric ordered the Sourdough French Toast ($6.45) with a side order of sausage patties. He enjoyed the tanginess of the sourdough and found it to be a satisfying take on his favorite breakfast fare. The French toast can also be ordered with strawberries and bananas for a fresh fruit touch; however, Eric was not feeling that adventurous.
Wild Fork is located @ 1820 Utica Square and offers intriguing lunch and dinner menus as well.