A new ‘BAE’ to brunch withColumns Foodie Fare
March 15, 2015
Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Even if you’ve brunched at YogurStory countless times, you might be missing out on some of its newer items, including BAE ($14). This alternative eggs Benedict is loaded with huge slices of seared pork belly instead of ham.
“I braised the pork belly with soy sauce, maple syrup, a little bit of salt and water. We braise it for about three to four hours until it’s nice and tender,” explains executive chef Brandon Stover.
Of course, poached eggs are a must as well, and the eggs are placed atop a toasted English muffin smothered in bacon Hollandaise sauce (with actual bits of bacon). The dish also is served with spiced house potatoes.
Another new menu item recently unveiled is Smores Waffles ($12), which feature toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate fused into a towering honey graham waffle, and topped with macadamia nuts.
“It’s pretty much like a smores in a waffle,” Stover says.
Stover, who was a chef at Roy’s prior to joining YogurStory, is the genius behind both of these new items.
“I felt like I was ready to branch out, and I wanted to do my own thing,” he explains.
“(Ideas for dishes) just come to me. I could be doing one thing one minute, and something will hit me,” adds Stover.
If you aren’t feeling too adventurous during your next brunch outing, there’s always YogurStory’s standby classic: Ube Pancakes ($12).
“We infuse Okinawan sweet potatoes into our pancake batter,” Stover explains, “and then we make an ube coconut sauce with grated ube, which is a Filipino sweet potato.”.
“I was eating sweet potatoes one day, and everything just came together,” Stover says of the dish. “It just meshed.”
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