The Slow and Savory Review
A few weeks ago, Bunny, while in town, had a simply spectacular meal at a little spot called Hearth in Evanston, and she has not stopped raving about it since. "It was just so well thought out, so surprising, and so so delicious!" she'd told Brandy on more than one occasion. Brandy, somewhat annoyed that her friend had such an amazing meal without her, has simply taken note without much input, until recently when Bunny asked her why she had yet to go there for brunch. "What do you mean?" Brandy had asked her. "Well, they launched their brunch service shortly after I was there for dinner. Did I not tell you about this?" "That must have been what you were trying to say that night you called me. The only words I could make out were, 'Evanston,' and 'Ravioli.'" "Oh yes! Well, I did have a few cocktails that evening!" Bunny giggled.
The morning's nosh began with a a trio of fresh baked pastries. The muffin of the day was flavored with apple and lemon, giving it a nicely fruity touch. It was served warm, which made it crumble enticingly in the fingers as it was eaten, the top of it having a nice light crunch and the inside being soft and moist. The daily scone was next, having been spiked with chocolate, cranberries, and orange peel. The texture of it was rather dense and the flavor was intensely orange with a lovely richness from the dark chocolate. "I may need a cup of tea to finish this off," said Brandy, "Or maybe one of those Earl Grey cocktails Bunny mentioned." Lastly was the coffee cake, which had been made with blueberries and cream cheese. Brandy was absolutely swooning over this particular pastry for its fresh and decadent flavor and perfect velvety texture. "Can I try a bit of it?" Bailey asked, but quickly withdrew her fork when she saw Brandy's expression.
"Well, I do see why Bunny so adored this place," Brandy commented as she and Bailey sipped some coffee at the end of their meal, "Though I do wish some of those special touches she mentioned about the dinner had been carried over to the brunch service." Never the less, the service was just as friendly and knowledgeable as Bunny had described and the prices were more than reasonable. "I suppose Bunny knows what she's talking about after all," said Brandy, "Even after she's had a few cocktails."
The writers of this blog were invited to dine by the restaurant free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
The Short and Sweet Review