When: June 24, 2018, 11:30 AM
Verdict? Not recommended
We’re in Phase Two of our inaugural visit to the Lamplight Lounge.
We start with Deviled Eggs & Toast.
Admittedly: strange concept. Deviled eggs? Sure. But … deviled eggs and toast? Not sure they’re two great tastes that taste great together, but — let’s give it a shot!
The dish arrives on a wide, oval plate. There are four halves of deviled egg, separated by pieces of toast. The whole apparatus sits atop of a smear of “almond romesco sauce,” with a few pickled veggies on the side.
Everyone reaches in for an egg, and we get to work.
The eggs are … boring. The filling is super creamy, and not remotely memorable. I’ve had deviled eggs with spicy filling, and others with add-ons for texture and oomph (e.g., bacon bits). That’s not happening here. I almost forgot I ate this the moment it cleared my esophagus.
The bread is also underwhelming. It’s a brioche, which is an interesting choice, but it’s not terribly good brioche. I try mopping up flavor from the sauce, but it doesn’t quite do the trick.
Interestingly, the best thing on the plate is the picked vegetables. They’re briny and sharp. Quite a nice break from the eggs and the bread.
This is a disappointment. The concept is strange, the execution is weird, and I have no idea who would find this enjoyable. It’s overproduced and fussy. Strip it down, lose the bread, and let’s talk.