Saturday, March 30, 2013
The Sandovals of Mercadito fame have partnered with Chef Ryan Poli who trained in classic French cuisine refining his skills at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry. In my book, anyone that comes out of The French Laundry is golden.
Chef Poli traveled with Alfredo Sandoval to twelve different cities (New Orleans included) to get inspiration for this new restaurant. Their menu needs little inspiration with things like Poutine, fish, pastas and an all day grilled cheese on the breakfast menu.
I ordered the Pork Belly Eggs Benedict which came on an untoasted English Muffin, sautéed spinach and bits of pork belly. It was really good but I would have loved a slab of pork belly instead of it chopped and the muffin toasted instead of plain…just for a little crunch.
The real treat was the house-made bacon which had an astonishing flavor.
Little Market is located at the Talbot Hotel and opens at 6:30 AM for us early birds.
Watch for more restaurants in the Mercadito Hospitality chain. Tavernita is also on my list to try.
Posted by Susan York at 6:24 AM