Sunday, December 26th is known by many, usually of British or Irish decent, as “Boxing Day.” In honor of it, the fine folks at Jaynes Gastropub in University Heights will feature a Full English Breakfast in their last brunch of 2010.
The Full English Breakfast ($12.50) is made up of two eggs, Fra’ Mani pork sausage, Irish side bacon, beans, tomato, mushroom, toast, and that oh-so-UK-delicacy known as black pudding.
If you’re unfamiliar with black pudding, know that it is not a pudding in the way of dessert, nor is it vegan or vegetarian. It’s a delicacy that falls firmly in the realm of carnivores. At its best quality, black pudding is rich, on the sweet side of the flavor spectrum, and aromatic. While I enjoy a good slice of black pudding when I can get it, I must admit that it is an acquired taste. But, it’s always worth a go and pairs nicely with a piece of toast and beans.
Jaynes rounds out the savory breakfast selections on the menu with a Two Egg Breakfast ($8.50), served any style and with house potatoes and toast; their Croque Madame ($9), a grilled sandwich made of Vande Rose ham and Gruyere that is topped with a fried egg and served with Mornay sauce and a side salad; grilled Pork Chop & Eggs ($11.50), served with house potatoes and a cherry tomato salad; the Docker’s Doorstep ($9.50), where a fried egg, bacon, heirloom tomato and arugula meet atop ciabatta; and the Kid’s Egg in a Basket ($6) made up of egg, toast, and bacon.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, square in on the Brioche French Toast served with summer berries and cream and with pure maple syrup.
For those looking to have a balance between savory and sweet, Jaynes offers a selection of sides to fill the flavor gap. Crave something sweet to accompany the Croque Madame? Then, consider ordering fresh baked strawberry scones ($5) or a seasonal fruit plate ($6). Want something a tad salty to sit next to your Brioche French Toast? Order a side of Fra’ Mani sausage ($4) or Applewood Bacon ($4).
Whatever you choose to devour, consider pairing it with one of Jaynes’ coffee drinks ($2.50 to $4), assorted teas (3.50), or one of Jaynes’ breakfast cocktails ($8) – White Peach Bellini, Fresh Blood Orange Mimosa, or Classic Bloody Mary.
Since Jaynes will be closed during the first two weeks of the year for their annual staff holiday, this brunch is not only the last brunch they’ll serve in 2010, but the last brunch they’ll serve for a while. So, should you go this Sunday, savor the breakfast experience in a way that will last you until January 19th, when they re-open for 2011.
Jaynes Gastropub | 4677 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116 | (619) 563-1011
Brunch served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.* Credit cards accepted.
*As of January 2011, brunch is served from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.