Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Since I have a week off from work, I thought it would be wonderful to catch up with friends and try a new restaurant each day, except Thursday, since I need a day to clean out my closet. Today my long time good friend John and I chose Metro in Lafayette.
Urban meets suburban at Metro in Lafayette, which is a local hotspot for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. (A must have if you go for brunch is the Zeppole - delicious fried puffs of goodness, similar to a Beignet, with a dipping sauce) If you are in the mood for a relaxing happy hour outside on the patio, check out their fantastic martinis. An eclectic menu consisting of California, French, Asian and Mediterranean flavors always having you want more on the menu than your appetite.
Executive Chef Kirk Bruderer creates innovative as well as staple favorites for every diner’s palate. He gained his experience at French Laundry, Olivetto and Manresa – which gives him the green light to have a fantastic restaurant located in downtown Lafayette.
Today was a warm day outside, about 90 degrees and we decided to enjoy the patio with an abundance of green umbrellas. We began with an ice tea and an Arnold Palmer along with a fresh baguette and butter. John selected the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter Crème Fraiche and I had the Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Lemon & Aioli to start. For our main lunch entrée we both chose salads. John had the Cesar with Anchovy, Shaved Reggiano, Garlic Crouton and Rosie’s Organic Chicken and I had the Chopped Salad with Crispy Bacon, Avocado, Egg & Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing.
Overall the service was spot on and the food was tasty and fresh. It was great to catch up with John and enjoy my first day of vacation with a good friend and terrific food.
3524 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, Ca 94549