Want some darn good Southern food? Hightail it over to Adele’s. Dinner at Adele’s is definitely a stand out, so we’ve been wanting to try brunch at there for a while now. And we’re so glad we finally did!
Adele’s sits on the edge of the Gulch, directly across from the M Street restaurants. In it’s former life, the building was an old tire shop: the ceilings are vaulted and the windows are fashioned from garage doors.
Johnathan Waxman (owner/chef/creator) named the restaurant after his mother. He has said that she always used the best ingredients, cooking them simply for the best possible flavor. Waxman carries her philosophy into his dishes by using an old-fashioned charcoal grill along with a wood burning oven for his creations.
To start, we opted for the ricotta toast topped with granola, apples, and honey. It was the perfect balance of creamy, salty, sweet, and savory. Add in the crunch from the granola and toast, and you’ve got a star appetizer.
Then we tried the huevos rancheros served over roasted and smashed potatoes as well as the pizette of the day with an egg on top. The huevos rancheros were hearty but not overwhelming. The homemade salsa topping provided a welcome, tangy contrast to the richness of the dish.
And that pizette! We loved the chewy crust with its crunchy bottom and the gooey egg running over each piece. By the end of the meal, we were stuffed and ready for a nap.
Good news: they take reservations for brunch. Avoid the long lines at other spots around town this weekend and get your brunch fill at Adele’s.
C & A