12.30.2008

Put An Egg On It

An egg-topped pizza from Bon Appétit
Photo by Misha Gravenor for Bon Appétit

As 2008 wraps up, the foodie trend prognosticators are at it again. Among the forecasts (rustic and comfort food are dominating buzz words), Bon Appétit calls out anything with an egg on top as a hot new trend.

I love runny egg yolk, so I'm all about this movement. And lucky for me and any other yolk lovers out there, DC has plenty of places to stick a fork into the fad.

Bar Pilar recently added a dish that layers toasted bread with a sunny side up egg and glistening pearls of salmon roe, which add a nice burst of brininess.

In one of my favorite dishes at Cork, an egg is stacked atop the pan-crisped brioche sandwich with Fontina and prosciutto.

Mandu's bibim bap offers a fried egg over a bowl of rice, vegetables and beef. Order the dolsot version, in a sizzling hot stone bowl.

I love Brasserie Beck's version of the classic frisée salad, where the yolk of a poached egg enriches the sherry vinaigrette.

Have a favorite egg-topped dish? Do share.

15 comments:

SR said...

Ullah (sp?) on U St has a breakfast pizza with egg on it too.

k said...

zaytinya has offered a Turkish Pide with ground lamb and an egg baked over it.

Chris said...

any savory crepes at La Creperie in Pentagon Row can be ordered with an egg on top.

Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! said...

I don't have an original egg favorite, but I have a crazy thing for eggs florentine...the ones at Vinoteca are pretty tasty;-)

Todd Post said...

One of the best salads I ever had was a classic frisée salad at Tom Colicchio's Craft Restaurant with blue cheese and topped with a poached egg. One of the most disappointing was a duck confit salad with a poached duck egg at Zola...I really wanted to like it, but it just tasted "eh".

JNo said...

Second vote for the egg and proscuito sandwich at Cork. Love it!

jburka said...

Poste has a fabulous crispy-skinned striped bass with a red wine-poached egg on top.

I'm not sure how long it's been on the menu, but I remember my father-in-law going on about a year and a half ago. Must be popular, because it's still there. I finally got to try it earlier this month and it really is All That.

l said...

Pizza Paradiso's Botarga Pizza! Sooo goood :)

Amanda said...

Forgot the pide and the bottarga pizza - love those too. And I must try that Poste dish.

Nice eggy ideas, everyone.

capitalspice said...

We'll second the bottarga at Paradiso and the breakfast pizza (with prosciutto, no less) at Ulah Bistro!

Quail egg atop sushi (and other items at creative places like Restaurant Eve) are also a good time.

Susie said...

During my very first visit to DC 7 years ago, I had a burger with an egg on top at Stoney's. I don't know if they still have it now at the new location, but it was quite the comfort food back then.

monkeyrotica said...

The "One-Eye Burger" is still going strong at Stoneys.

Didn't the whole fried-egg-on-everything thing happen years ago? I remember being in Ireland and the UK and they'd put a fried egg on damn near anything you ordered.

The Japanese are big on this, too.

Anonymous said...

The breakfast burger at Ulah is great too - huge burger with a runny egg. Doesn't get better than that.

culinspiration said...

Red Rocks does a breakfast pizza with a sunny-side egg on it. They'll also add an egg to one of their regular pizzas, if you ask nicely (be prepared for surprise---my food runner remarked, "we've never had this order before!").

Also, Bourbon does a massive burger with a fried egg on top. I could never bring myself to order one, but their burgers are great.

Alison said...

Is this thing real or photoshopped? The edges seems to look very straight and the ingredients look entirely well-placed.