Brunch is a relaxed version of breakfast, just as being a professional juggler is a relaxed version of having a career. Take it easy with this Groupon.
$25 for Brunch or Lunch for Two (Up to $48 Value)
The meal includes one entree (up to a $12.50 value), one baked good (up to a $2.50 value), and one mimosa (up to a $9 value) per person.
The brunch menu features mains such as steak and eggs smothered in yellow tomato ranchero sauce, a French-style breakfast sandwich of warm brie cheese, sautéed spinach, and scrambled eggs layered atop a fresh-baked croissant, and an organic summer garden tofu scramble. During lunch, patrons can enjoy slow-smoked barbecue pork sandwiches, seitan burgers, and goat-cheese pizzettes. A glass of house wine ($7) or a nonalcoholic drink may be substituted for the mimosa.
Mexican-style steak and eggs, seitan sandwiches, and prosciutto pizzas all grace the menu at Tiara Cafe. The hodgepodge of cuisine is a relatively tame fusion of ethnicities and techniques, given chef, owner, and “idea man” Fred Eric’s reputation. “I’ve known Eric for almost 20 years now,” wrote LA Weekly’s Jonathan Gold in 2008, “and he has always come up with a density of ideas that makes it almost impossible to comb the brilliant from the cockamamie.” Gold's quip refers to Eric's tendency to have his finger in every pie (so to speak), from velvet-rope restaurants to coffee shops, each of which he spikes with his telltale innovations, such as foie gras corn dogs and decadently delicious vegan feasts.
Tiara Cafe is no exception to the rule of Eric. Here, the chef has created what he calls "fashionable dining." He carries the theme from brunch through lunch, serving carefully created dishes laced with organic produce plucked from where else but his own backyard. In the morning, guests can imbibe mimosas and enjoy grilled vegetable frittatas, breakfast burritos, and challah french toast. Eric’s pizzettes, which are the highlight of the lunch service, feature everything from prosciutto and farmer’s market greens to chorizo and grilled poblano peppers.