I suppose the title is a little misleading. While she lives in the neighborhood, Ms. J is not technically my neighbor and brunch is not really noshing but it's my blog and I'll write what I want to! Athough I had lots of work to do today, I decided to take a quick break and brunch with Ms. J. We wanted to stay in the neighborhood so I could hurry back to work. Ms. J had previously dined here, but it was my first time. It appears they just reopened after some extensive renovations. While I have walked by Settepani before, it was my first time actually eating inside. The decor was modern in a muted non exciting kind of way. I liked the curved countertop and the light colored wall but according to Ms. J it lacked the flavor that it used to have. She recalled the gelato, dessert spread and teas. None of that was visible.
As a first time visitor, I didn't feel I was missing much. The menu was okay. I found at least 3 things on there that I would eat so that's a good look. I ordered the french toast and Ms. J ordered the salmon scrambled eggs which as accompanied with a side salad.
French toast was great although I had to scoop off the whipped cream. It was nice and fluffy not to sweet and a hint of cinnamon. The syrup was served in a small bowl. Hopefully they don't reuse the syrup!
Ms. J was satisfied with the taste of the salmon but disappointed with the portion. Although I did photograph them after she'd taken a small bite. She ordered a side of potatoes which she commented were quite good and well seasoned. I'm not sure why they put the potatoes on such a big plate.
A decent meal and just what I needed to get me ready for a full day of work. I'm supposed to go to dinner with Ms. S later but have yet to hear from her. Perhaps we'll reschedule.