For breakfast on my birthday, I chose Trellis, one of several upscale farm to table restaurants in our area. I’ve really been wanting to get here for dinner, but with so many other places to try, it hasn’t happened yet. Trellis appears to be one of the few upscale places on the Eastside that serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch on the weekends. We had over 5 hours before dinner, so off we went!

First of all, those mini donuts pictured above? They’re delicious, and SO addicting. Very light and pillowy, with plenty of sugar on top. They bring you a bakers dozen, and we could have easily polished all of them off, especially since it was the first thing they brought out. But, we knew we had food coming, and figured the donuts would save well for later. And they did (breakfast the next morning!).

For entrees, I picked one of my favorite breakfast items, corned beef hash. This was likely the most beautiful version I’ve ever seen. The house made hash was quite lean, yet tender and extremely flavorful. Topping it were perfect poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce, which I requested on the side. I’ve never been a huge fan of hollandaise sauce, and I’m thinking I must have had a bad experience with it when I was younger. When I see it on a menu, I envision a thick, gloppy, and way too rich yellow gravy. This sauce couldn’t have been more different than that. It was light, smooth, and had a nice tart aftertaste to it. Really good, although I still chose to use it sparingly, since I loved the flavor of the hash on it’s own, and the texture with the gooey egg yolks mixed in.

Adam loves smoked salmon, especially for breakfast, so the salmon benedict fit the bill perfectly for him. Smoked salmon topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served over toast, with Trellis’ delicious yukon potatoes on the side. I had a bite of it, and it was rich, smoky, and quite good!

I figured a side of fruit might be in order, and this one was beautiful. In the center is sour cream topped with a touch of caramelized sugar. Quite refreshing!

A peek at some of the wines Trellis has to offer. Maybe for that dinner I’ve been meaning to get to!

Overall, a wonderful experience. The restaurant is simple, yet elegant and quite comfortable. The food was incredibly fresh tasting. Most of it is grown in the chef’s own garden, with the rest being pretty much all local and organic. The service was excellent, and we felt taken care of but never rushed. A bit on the pricier side, but well worth it!

Cost: $$$
220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 284-5900

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