Hope you all had a great weekend. My friend and I had a little blogger brunch and tried out a new spot I’ve been dying to try, Rain NW. I’ve previously been here for drinks and heard about their Sunday brunch and knew I had to go.
Located in West Eugene off 11th Ave, Rain NW brings artful plates with local flavors. For starters we go there as soon as they opened which meant we were able to pick seating wherever we wanted. For those interested in dinner, they do have wine pairings and a tasting menu! Their Sunday brunch starts at 11am which meant drinks were definitely in order. I ordered a classic Bloody Mary (on the spicy side) and Cherein ordered a raspberry mimosa. P.S. they have a crabby Mary which comes with a stuffed mushroom and crab. If I wasn’t allergic I would totally have ordered that because that sounds AMAZING.
For brunch I ordered an eggs Benedict (because I am a creature of habit) and she ordered the hash with duck confit. Okay if you know me, you know I typically don’t have duck but her plate looked SO good I made the exception to try it out. She was right. It was literally so good. Almost too good! The plates were the perfect size and I would definitely go back to try more things on their menu.
Eggs Benedict: toasted buttermilk bread topped with house pancetta, caramelized onion, poached eggs and house hollandaise sauce.
Hash: squash, zucchini, peppers, onion and potatoes served with two eggs any style and duck confit (gluten free)
The hash can be ordered vegetarian or vegan if desired. Other options on the menu were a breakfast burger, steak and eggs, eggs Florentine (the veggie Benedict), hot brown and Pain Perdu.
They do also have small bites and dessert as well as a full brunch cocktail menu. Honestly, personally for me if a restaurant can make a great eggs Benedict then I’m more inclined to go back and try other things. I loved what I ordered and my friend did too. It was one of the better places I’ve been to in Eugene for brunch and I plan on going back.
PLUS: for all you football lovers, they were playing a game in the background.
Do you have a place in your city you love going to and frequent a lot? Do you live in Eugene and have some brunch or food recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!