I decided that this week deserved a special kickoff. So I headed to The General Muir, across from CDC, for breakfast. The space is ideal for an elegant, restful breakfast with plenty of light and space. My service was very gracious.
I ordered two items. The omelet was very different from the standard diner omelet. The omelet itself was thick, fluffy, and light. The cream cheese filling was equally light and airy. I was initially wary of lettuce for breakfast but once I tried it I really enjoyed it. The Bibb lettuce was a perfect textural complement to the fluffy eggs; the light dressing with a hint of lemon was elegant.
The other dish was a side of schmaltz potatoes, schmaltz being chicken fat. The potatoes weren't quite as Maillard-ish as I had hoped, given the promise of frying in chicken fat. I found that their taste was dominated by the starch. But some onion and red pepper provided a nice complement.