Saturday morning we awoke- excited for the prospects of a BYOB brunch. We packed up a bottle of sparkling cider and some champagne and headed out. We had made reservation for Kanella and luckily we did as the bright airy space was packed. We got the table, popped our bottle open and waited for the flurry of dishes to arrive.
Cyprus Breakfast- two eggs fried in olive oil, halloumi, lounza and bread.
Malohwa: pan fried savory puff pastry from Yemen, served with a boiled egg, spicy tomato salad and Greek yogurt.
Shaksouka- two eggs poached in a cumin scented tomato and pepper stew served with grilled bread.
Greek Salad- romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta cheese.
Wow- everything was fabulous. My Shaksouka was brimming with zesty peppers and spicy tomatoes, the Malohwa were incredibly flaky and the Cyprus Breakfast was simply awesome. Kanella lived up to each and every expectation I had and surpassed it. If I lived in Philly this would be my go to brunch place for sure.
After a day of sightseeing and stopping for some PA beers a few spots, we ended up at another BYOB Little Fish for dinner. Walking in I just loved how the tiny space and open kitchen worked together. I wasn’t feeling overly hungry (must have been all the food I’d had up to this point) so I started out with some East Coast Oysters and ordered an appetizer as my main.
The oysters were delicious. Big and briny with a little salt already on top. My Hamachi Tartare was also very good with a sprinkle of nuts and sliced hearts of palm.
Other dishes included a small but delicate Lobster Salad with mandarin oranges and Roasted Scallops served atop some creamy lentils.
For dessert I would pass next time on the Chocolate Cake which was dry and disappointing.
But the Vanilla Pot De Crème was absolutely amazing!
I only wish we had ordered one each instead of splitting the tiny thing. Overall Little Fish was good but certainly pricier than I would have expected even with it being BYOB. But it was another great food day.