octopus hash with potato confit
Crispy Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and Sunny Egg
I had heard so much about Evan Funke’s Bucato restaurant in the Helms Building in Culver city. When I read that they had started their brunch menu, we decided to give their brunch a try. They only take same day reservation and there is a no photo and cell phone policy. We called them to make a reservation on the way to the restaurant but we got the machine. I left a message, but no one called me back. When we got to the restaurant around 10:15 a.m. only one table was occupied. The restaurant was on the small side but it had nice design touches. We were seated by the window and their no photo policy didn’t stop me from snapping a couple of pictures. I told my husband it is day time and since we were one of the two tables occupied, it was unlikely that they would make a fuss about it. Service was attentive but since they served their coffee pour over it took a while for us to get our coffee. It was a good coffee and was not acidic or too strong. My husband had the octopus hash and it was more like a octopus and potato stew with a fried egg on top. It was a hearty dish with good flavors. My Crispy Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and Sunny Egg was really delicious, but on the small side for $17. I really loved the crispy polenta and the Lobster Mushrooms, but they should have either give you a second egg or more Mushrooms. Our waitress asked us if we wanted a second cup of coffee and by the time we got our second cup we were finished with our brunch, but the second cup tasted better than the first one. Overall, a nice experience and I hope that they increase their portions.