Brandy’s Restaurant and Bakery
During our weekend getaway we tried out my first Food Network featured restaurant.
We had a full day of driving and visiting the Grand Canyon so the group was pretty tired.
I have to say it was a good pick. The menu was full of lots of fresh cooking and flavors that sounded really good. Todd and I decided to share 2 entrée so we could get double the tries. We enjoyed both. Maddie got a grilled cheese with ginger soy carrots. I have to admit my favorite 2 things of the meal were the fresh 7-grain bread brought warmed to the table (and used in Maddie’s grilled cheese) and the soy ginger carrots. Brandy’s had started out as a breakfast and bakery spot– and I think next trip we are going to hit the breakfast.
The chef was out talking to all the tables and spent some time with us, well with Maddie. Maddie was busy drawing and they talked about if she wanted her drawing up all the wall with the various artist work he displays. Madison said she was a very good drawer and would be happy to share. After dinner she searched him out to give with her signed artwork, that he happily accepted along with the compliment that he was a very good “cook person”.
Now I must admit Maddie didn’t love her carrots. She likes them raw…it was one of those you have to eat 6 carrots to be done. So when the waiter came over and asked how she liked her carrots (which were almost gone thanks to Todd and I) I cringed. Yet it seems Ms. Manners is working. Maddie turned and said they were good. Then she even added they are really really delicious. Nicely done, Maddie. Though now I wonder about how well she delivered the compliment….guess I might have to start 2nd guessing when she gives me her opinion 🙂