Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare at Eggspectation in Chantilly.
Eggspectation's chefs plate up an eclectic mix of innovative brunch fare. Early-rising appetites are rewarded with inventive breakfast cuisine such as the Construction pancakes, which are composed of a towering stack of pancakes, sausage, bacon, and grilled potatoes ($12.49), and western breakfast burgers ($10.49) fill kaiser-roll halves with a western omelet. Chefs infuse 11 varieties of eggs benedict with house-made hollandaise sauce and eclectic ingredients such as the smoked sockeye salmon benedict's salmon and gruyère cheese ($15.79) or the Bayou benedict's grilled chicken, chopped shrimp, and sausage ($14.79). Noontime noshing can be achieved with croque-monsieurs served panini style on a baguette ($11.49) or mango burgers ($12.49), whose slices of mango and honey-orange mustard traverse sweet, tangy, and savory checkpoints with a sense of culinary adventure akin to the travels of Leif Erikson, the famous Scandinavian who pioneered sushi.
Diners fill their bellies amid the restaurant's vibrant and upscale Circus of Eggs–themed interior, which hosts colorful murals on its stone and brick walls. The rustic cement columns anointed with egg motifs make for a visually stimulating brunch but very anticlimactic Easter-egg hunts.
When the first Eggspectation eatery opened in Montreal in 1993, the concept was simple: upscale brunch with a focus on decadent egg and crepe dishes. The founding concept has been tweaked only slightly since then, with a menu that today includes more than 160 breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Breakfast remains the menu’s biggest draw, with a dozen egg benedicts and savory crepes, 16 omelets and fruity pancakes, plus french toast and waffles. At lunch and dinner, chefs stack plates with fine-dining-style entrees, such as half-pound USDA-choice beef burgers and steak and seafood entrees, such as maple-glazed rib eye or lump crab cakes. Whether at a location in Canada, the US, or India, patrons can slide behind a table amid rustic stone and brick walls flanked by jubilant circus-theme decor, such as colorful murals and paparazzi snapshots of Humpty Dumpty.