Portland’s brunch game continues to level up: The bistro from James-Beard-winning restaurant power couple Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez-Denton will begin serving a brand-new brunch starting this Saturday, April 13.
Bistro Agnes’ brunch menu is stocked with European classics with a few Pacific Northwestern nuggets, from a traditional French omelet with fines herbes and gruyere to poached eggs served with morels and asparagus. A rosti — essentially a hash brown cake — arrives with smoked salmon, a poached egg, and bearnaise; the classic French sauce also appears on the bistro’s take on steak and eggs, which comes with a grilled ribeye and a choice of french fries or potatoes lyonnaise. In true Portland fashion, the restaurant will also have a breakfast board, a la Broder or Tasty, strewn with bayonne and smoked ham, brie, roasted pear, baguette, house yogurt, and granola. On the sweet side of things, Bistro Agnes will sling a few pastries, including an almond-orange bostock — sort of like a chewy, dry-ish French toast — and bittersweet-chocolate-and-Armagnac-prune coffee cake.
Bistro Agnes opened early last year in what was Superbite, the couple’s experimental restaurant built on curated, a la carte bites. The restaurant garnered national attention for its purist take on French cuisine, a pendulum swing away from its predecessor. The restaurant is bringing a few of its dinner dishes to the brunch menu, including its onion soup and chicken liver mousse, and its lunchtime pain perdu, french toast served with an optional topping of foie gras, also makes an appearance. If its lunch and dinner revelry is any indication, Bistro Agnes will offer yet another lavish, opulent brunch in the wake of Bullard and St. Jack’s new morning service. Brunch at Bistro Agnes is served from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Take a look at the brunch menu:
• Bistro Agnes [Official]
• Bistro Agnes [Facebook]
• Previous Bistro Agnes coverage [EPDX]
• Fried Chicken Breakfast Tacos Arrive at Bullard’s New Brunch [EPDX]
• Northwest Portland Restaurant St. Jack Will Start Serving a Wildly Lavish New Brunch [EPDX]