This past weekend I had brunch at Marigold Kitchen. I should have been going to this place for years, all of the food was fantastic.
I ordered the duck confit hash with over easy eggs (only available for Saturday brunch) and it was simply amazing. The duck was delicious, the red potatoes were left in big chunks, or even whole, and the seasonings were tremendous. The hash smelled almost like stuffing, making me think there is some sage, and other "fall" type herbs in there. It was served with a french greens salad, with a vinaigrette that was also good. I only looked up from this dish to accept bites of food from other people. I wanted to order a second plate as soon as I finished the first. I think my favorite part of it was that it was a delicious breakfast dish that, most likely I wont be making at home anytime soon. I don't often (or ever) make duck confit, maybe I should. This dish is a steal for $10
The wife ordered their french toast with berries and pastry cream. I'm not sure where Marigold got their berries from but the strawberries were ripe, fresh and delicious. The sweet pastry cream that is drizzled around the plate make syrup almost unnecessary but also goes well with the real maple syrup that they serve. The french toast itself was also great.
My Mom ordered a scrambler with andouile sausage and some other things, that I did not try. I did try her "Marigold Potatoes" and I thought those were great.
On the way out I picked up some pastries too, that I believe are made in house. The peanut butter-chocolate brownie was one of the best I have ever had. Not too much peanut butter, not too much chocolate, and it was a nice moist brownie. I thought the blueberry scone with lemon glaze was excellent, not too dry. The highlight might be the macaroons (coconut not Parisian), they taste like an excellent little candybar of coconut with just enough chocolate drizzled on them.
I hope to make it in the for lunch someday, but that is kind of tough with work and all, maybe the next time I have a day off. I might also be back for breakfast this Saturday.
118 S. Pinckney St., Madison, WI