What’s for breakfast? Try Prep and Pastry.

Duck Confit

VIA SBINSIDER FOOD CRITIC AND EPICUREAN, GLORIA WOLF| November 26, 2023

Gloria Wolf, food critic

4 stars out of 5 ****, mid-priced. 

And now for something completely different. . . Are you looking for a brunch spot when you are in the heart of Tucson? About 30 minutes away from SaddleBrooke, you will find Prep & Pastry, a Breakfast Restaurant. With a selection of traditional breakfast and brunch items with a modern touch, this is a fun place to visit.

Our group tried several options including the chicken salad sandwich served on a croissant, the cast iron duck confit, and the steak and egg sandwich. Another option served as requested was the chicken salad served on a bed of lettuce. This option turned out to be the better option and some noted that the croissant on this day, was a little dry.

The Steak and Egg Sandwich is made with chimichurri marinated beef, scrambled egg, white cheddar, arugula, and roasted tomatoes. It was served on toasted sourdough.  The beef was very tasty, although, not the best cut of meat. The sandwich was served with breakfast potatoes which were crispy on the outside, but smooth and creamy on the inside.

The Chicken Salad Sandwich, made with pecans, apples, grapes, cranberry and arugula, was itself a delicious chicken salad sandwich. If you are avoiding breads, request that it be served on a bed of lettuce including more arugula.

A delicious combination was the cast iron duck confit. In one cast iron skillet your entire breakfast arrived including braised duck, shallots, spinach, cherries, goat cheese mousse, the standard prep potatoes with two over-easy eggs. It was beautifully presented as well as being a flavor delight.

For those whose preferences lie in the more pedestrian options, you can select a simple breakfast, grilled cheese, burgers, or cobb and other salads. You can add turkey or pork sausage or chorizo to your brunch selection.

I asked our server which she would order between the Steak and Egg Sandwich and the Prep’s Relleno. She pointed me to the steak and egg sandwich, but the Prep’s Relleno also sounds appealing with a stuffed poblano pepper, egg whites, onion, corn, salsa, crispy chickpeas and poblano aioli. It sounds like we will have to travel back to Prep & Pastry another time for another food adventure.

Don’t forget your favorite brunch beverages such as a bloody Mary, mimosas and a variety of local favorites that would appeal to those out-of-town guests. Some of these are spirit-free Cactus Annie, a combination of prickly pear, hibiscus, lime, and soda water. The Madras is a combination of mango, desert pear and orange. The Desert Daisy includes blanco tequila, a real eye-opener, lime, prickly pear, hibiscus, and orange.

Beyond the heart of Tucson, you can also find Prep & Pastry in Tucson East, Gilbert, and Scottsdale.

Click here for a direct connection to Prep & Pastry:

https://www.prepandpastry.com/

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LAVETTA Torke
LAVETTA Torke
3 months ago

GREAT NEWS. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED GLORIA’S REPORT. SORRY I MISSED IT.