I love stopping at quaint little restaurants, whether it’s for lunch or brunch or breakfast. So, the other day, on my way back from New Hampshire, I stopped in Brattleboro, Vermont. Brattleboro is the perfect midway point between my hometown of Connecticut and New Hampshire, Maine.
On the way back, I took sometime to wander about Brattleboro and stumbled upon the Tulip Cafe.
Let me start by saying that the wait staff was so friendly, so warm and so welcoming. I could not have asked for better staff.
For brunch, I ordered the eggs turco. It was recommended by the waiter. The eggs turco is kofte topped with poached eggs served on a crispy flatbread with a garlic cream sauce.
Kofte is basically a ground turkish meatball made from lamb and it is absolutely delicious. In fact, it is one of the most delicious things that I have ever tasted. You know, sometimes waiters from some places will recommend items and dishes, and you get it, and it is not exactly what you expected, not in this case. It was beautifully presented. The kofte was well done, the flatbread was nice and crisp and toasty without being burnt. And the cream was so flavorful and well seasoned.
I also think that I will have to learn to make a good kofte from scratch. I have been inspired. I complimented the brunch with a mimosa and a cappuccino.
Above are the pictures of the meal. I truly recommend paying this restaurant a visit if you ever happen to find yourself in Brattleboro, Vermont.