A couple months ago my friends and I had a wonderful afternoon at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro. Not only did we dine on some of the finest cheeses I have ever had in my life, we also enjoyed a variety of meats from their Charcuterie plate. Morels has a cheese and charcuterie bar with more than 60 farmhouse and artisanal cheeses from around the world, as well as handmade salamis and meats. Since that time we have talked about going back, and this time we dined for breakfast.
Located in the Palazzo hotel, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro has a casual, laid-back vibe that is inviting any time of day. After ordering a couple mimosas to wash down our breakfast, we scanned the menu for what to eat. Something that caught my eye right away was the Lox & Bagels ($16). This gorgeous version of a dish made famous by Scandinavian immigrants is served with chive cream cheese, capers, tomato, red onion, and mini bagels. It was the perfect ratio of lox to cream cheese and the dish was large enough to feed two. I enjoyed bites of the cured salmon with all the accoutrements.
My husband, Eric, surprised me by not ordering his usual French toast. This day he decided to opt for the intriguing Turkey Hash($17). This lovely hash is served with diced potatoes, onions, sweet peppers, poached eggs and a Hollandaise sauce. It reminded us of the very memorable hash we had at Beast while dining in Portland. The eggs were perfectly poached, the turkey was light, and the Hollandaise added a sumptuous mouth feel to the dish.
We have dined at Morels, once at the bar and once seated at a table, and had excellent service both times. The menu has a nice variety of dishes and we will definitely be back again, perhaps for dinner next time. I’m dying to try some mussels, frites and an offering from their iced seafood bar.
Morels French Steakhouse is located @ The Palazzo Hotel