What is better than waking up on a Saturday morning with nothing to do? Waking up with nothing to do and remembering there’s this newish little spot you’ve been dying to try! Run, ride or bike on over and dive right in! We did exactly that.
Of course we grabbed ourselves two seats at the beautiful, white, marbled bar and jumped right in. The menu is carefully constructed of offerings for breakfast, brunch or lunch with the dinner hour starting at 5:00 p.m. It was tough choice for me between the the Crab Louie, the Omelette with soft shell crab and the Croque Madame. However, being that it was Saturday, I decided to get … The Monday. As Alan so accurately described it to us it’s one of those sandwiches you crave on Monday when that Italian deli you love so much is closed. Once I heard “crave” and “can’t get on a Monday” I had to have it! And it was worth every bite. Every. Bite.
The Monday ~ salumi . mustard . arugula . pepper . provolone
I was tempted to have a mimosa, but as you can probably see from the photo I went for a delicious, ice cold beer. If I could remember the name I would share that with you, but again Alan to the rescue! Knowledgeable and quite generous, he gave us a couple things to taste and helped select the perfect combos for our meals.
My husband decided to go with breakfast and selected the Omelette with soft shell crab. The soft shell crab alone would have satisfied me to the core. However you wouldn’t want to miss out on the perfectly constructed, melt in your mouth French omelette either!
Omelette ~ beer battered soft shell crab . arugula . chives
After a breakfast / brunch like this one might expect us to pay our tab and walk out the door. Not so. “Indulge yourself!” said the little devil on my left shoulder. So we did. In the soon to be famous Espresso Shake. Oh my. Think espresso, shake, gelato, affogato all mixed up into one (with overflow enough for two!) served with a spoon and a straw. Done.
The Espresso Shake ~ pure deliciousness
So next time you’re in Venice or in the mood for a quaint little dining spot head on over to Dudley Market and ask for Alan, he’s a gem! Make a rezzie if you’re going for dinner. Or stop in to pick up something to go from the market! Thank you Chef Jesse Barber for sticking with Venice and giving us a delightful corner market and dining option.
Dudley Market . 9 Dudley Ave . Venice . Ca