Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Most interesting setting for brunch; the Fat Lady



Located in Oakland near Jack London Park, the former brothel was transformed into a Tim Burton-like haunted house/circus during Halloween.  The inside was cluttered, and there was still the old fashion 1920's brothel feel to it.  There were tons of cute skeletons, spooky statues, the Halloween spirit lived on here. A lot of effort went into the decoration and it was a lot of fun dining inside the Fat Lady.  



 





Interesting washroom.  A boudoir like setting, with a creepy giant clown, life-size, towering over and staring right at you as you take a pee.  I had a thought he was going to come to life and attack me.  

Now what does the Fat Lady enjoy for brunch?

A complimentary plate of assorted mini muffins is a pretty good start. 

This is what I would look like if I eat here everyday.
Instead of regular milkshake, try their Ramos Fizz $8.50, a shake with a twist, a generous splash of brandy.

The infamous french fried zucchini $9 is a definite must try.  They were so crispy outside, soft on the inside, but not soggy.  They were topped with shaved parmigiano cheese and served with blue cheese ranch.  Extremely addictive, and probably harmful to your health, but soooo good!

 
One of the best french toasts I've ever had, Jerry's Grand Marnier french toast $10.  Thick and soft cinnamon bread in Grand Marnier batter with maple syrup and sweet strawberries.  The french toast was so soft with cinnamon swirls in the bread.  Incredible.  
A side of chicken apple sausages $3.50 (free for us).  Even more incredible with the french toast, kinda like a sophisticated corn dog.

Nom nom.
Next.
Soft scramble with smoked salmon and croissant $11.  The fluffy white stuff peaking out was the sour cream.  This dish was good, but compared to everything else it was the most average.

Here is my epic dungeness crab cake eggs benedict $15.  Go big or go home right? This dish was pretty enormous and there was no way I could finish this alone.  The crab cakes were thick and everything else on that plate was so filling.  But everything was good, very creamy hollandaise sauce.  I kept a bottle of Tabasco nearby at all time.

Our host/tour leader Mr. W ordered what would've been my second choice, fluffy crab and artichoke omelette with melted parmigiano $13.  There were so much crab meat packed in there!


The ambience at the Fat Lady was definitely something else.  I'll definitely remember it for its grand decoration and hearty brunch.  Those zucchini fries....YUM....The price was reasonable, and the portions were huge. A unique find in Bay area.

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