My love for Breakfast Tacos is pretty well documented.  My sadness about not being able to find many good options here in NYC is as well.  But this morning, Annie and I made our way to Locanda Verde in TriBeCa with some friends and found a brunch that made me forget all about Breakfast Tacos (for a couple hours, then the longings returned.)

The freshly made Focaccia bread was ridiculously good. We had to remind ourselves not fill up on the breadbasket and not leave room for the main event.

There were a variety of pastries on the menu and even a sampler plate in case you couldn't decide.  Annie loves all things lemon, I love all things Rosemary, so the Lemon Rosemary Scone was the obvious choice.  And it quickly became the obvious source of jealous from our friends.

The dish that we had heard about for a long time and everyone was excited to try: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.  They lived up to any and all expectations.  Just incredible.

Scramble eggs are often over looked.  These shouldn't be.  Fluffy, well seasoned, with leeks: wow.

One of the best things I have ever eaten was Shrimp and Grits at Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC.  So when I saw "Scampi and Grits with Coddled Eggs' it was a no brainer.  Not only were the spicy shrimp and finely pureed grits wonderful, the coddled eggs took them to a new level.

It was a wonderful morning with great friends.  And if you can get  a reservation, you have to go.