Restaurants 4 August 2013 ilabs 0
It’s difficult to describe something when words simply can’t do it justice. While Rozbrat 20 has been around sometime already, I’ve only just recently discovered it. It soon became my favourite place to dine, for all the meals of the day. That is because R20 fills the niche most artfully of a restaurant that also serves breakfast and brunch, all on a separate menu. It is everything a restaurant should be – modern, but not too excessive, as well as traditional at the same time. Elegance emanates from everything and class glints off the silver champagne bowl, the immaculately starched napkins, the silver breadbasket, and tasteful crockery. Yet it somehow avoids feeling overbearing.
Upon entering, my companion and I were greeted by the waiter, who then took our coats to hang, this impeccable service continuing throughout the morning. The breakfast menu was so abundant I could scarcely decide what to choose. There were eggs in almost all forms (but unfortunately no eggs Benedict) with the possibility of adding extras such as roast vegetables or ham, smoked salmon, rösti with different toppings, yoghurts and fruits, brioches, croissants… My companion and I finally settled on homemade pesto fromage frais to go with the bread basket, rösti with smoked salmon, and omelette with roasted vegetables, and we shared an omelette with figs and caramelized pears to finish off. It wasn’t just a feast for the eyes, but for the senses as well.
We sat languidly, with the early spring sun pouring in through the large windows: the restaurant was quiet and peaceful, I couldn’t understand how there were only three tables filled on a Sunday morning. This establishment deserves infinite praise and crowds, but the lack of the latter makes the experience even more special. I couldn’t wait to come back and have dinner there. Let me tell you, when I did, it was even better. (KK)
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