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Waffles, waffles, everywhere
...my mom and I had brunch at Mosaic Cuisine Cafe, one of our favorite local restaurants. If you live in DC’s Maryland suburbs, brunch at this Rockville eatery is a must.
Belgian waffles feature heavily on the menu — order a salad, sandwich or soup and you’ll get a waffle on the side. You can also, of course, just order a sweet or savory waffle. I haven’t had a true Belgian waffle with all the fixings since the amazing ice cream and fruit-topped waffles we used to get in Korea so I’m definitely going to need to visit Mosaic again soon just to get one of those. read more
Mosaic Cuisine and Café: Waffles, waffles everywhere
The idea behind the menu Mosaic Cuisine & Cafe is simple: Use waffles in all dishes in place of regular bread. So at Mosaic your sandwich can come on savory waffle bread. Your egg dishes will come with a side of waffle, you soup will come accompanied with a waffle, and for dessert of course, indulge in some sweet waffle concoctions. read more
Waffle House - the Mosaic
It's a weekend morning, and you are thinking about brunch, maybe even breakfast, possibly lunch.
Where to go? Think no further. Drive straight to Rockville 's Mosaic Cuisine & Cafe, because despite its puzzling name, Mosaic has a definite theme: waffles. read more
Dirt Cheap Eats
Mosaic gets creative with waffles, the highlight of its long breakfast menu. The sweet waffle with strawberries ($5.95) is served with a caramel cream sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Egg lovers can mix the two: A waffle stuffed with scrambled eggs and maple-cured bacon is $6.75.
Heavier choices include the waffle ham croque ($6.75), filled with ham and a Swiss-cheese sauce. Anti-carb folks can order eggs Benedict topped with grilled chicken sausage ar sauteed spinach $8.25). Three-egg omelets ($6.75) come with three fillings, including corned beef and salami, plus roasted potato hash and a half waffle. Instead of coffee, try a hot minted swiss chocolate ($2.15) or a mimosa ($4.95).
Dinner with Your Waffles?
Mosaic Cuisine & Café, the Rockville restaurant that elevated waffles to an art form, has added dinner entrées ($9 to $14.95) to its daytime menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads ($1.10 to $7.95). Seared rainbow trout with fennel, Parmesan-crusted pork medallions, and chicken Basquaise are among the additions. read more
Second Glances: Mosaic Cuisine & Cafe
Nearing its first anniversary, Mosaic Cuisine & Café sports a shorter name and a longer menu. Eclectic is no longer in the moniker, but owner chef Thierry Jugnet has more opportunity to showcase his talents now that his contemporary cafe serves dinner. read more
Mosaic Redefines the Square Meal
Does that turkey sandwich on whole wheat seem too bland? Maybe even pumpernickel has gotten a little prosaic. Mosaic Cuisine and Cafe in Rockville may have the answer: waffle sandwiches. read more
As this ever-evolving Rockville entry's name suggests, its menu draws from a variety of cuisines, in addition to employing waffles (with cross-hatched mosaic patterns) as a base for many of its breakfast and lunch items, including a croque monsieur version; imaginative sandwiches and vegetable dishes are also specialties, other reasons why it's earning support from locals who are looking forward to more surprises when it opens for dinner in the fall.
From BVapne2 on Thursday March 18, 2004 at 09:56 PM:
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It is called Mosaic because it represents a variety of cuisines, says Thierry Jugnet of the 3-month-old café in Congressional South. Now serving breakfast and lunch only, it has already attracted a regular following. read more
Mosaic earns top rating at Mr. Breakfast.com
Mr Breakfast is committed to: 1) assisting breakfast lovers find the best possible breakfast, and 2) making breakfast lovers out of those who are not. The site features an interactive database of recipes and restaurant reviews.
Here are just a few of a rave reviews Mosaic has received from its customers:
Mosaic reaps high praise on the Restaurants & Dining message board
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Eating Out Early and on the Cheap
April 9, 2009
The early bird apparently not only gets the worm, but also saves money.
Last weekend, one of our colleagues went out for brunch at Mosaic Cuisine & Cafe in Rockville and noticed several large parties. Being a journalist, she eavesdropped (just a little!) and overheard one diner's frugal-minded comment: "This was a great idea. It is so much cheaper getting together for breakfast than dinner."
So we called Mosaic chef and owner Thierry Jugnet to find out more.
He said that business on Friday and Saturday nights has been extremely volatile since the economy nosedived in the fall. One weekend the restaurant may get slammed with more than 120 dinners; the next, it may do half that. “No explanations," Thierry told me. "It's very difficult to understand exactly why.”
Brunch, however, has remained strong. He's tried to make the occasion feel more festive for guests by creating custom cakes for their morning events -- a pink or blue one for a baby shower, for example. The average price per person for brunch is $12 to $14, he said. Dinner runs between $18 to $20. (For a list of brunches in the Washington area, check out our Going Out Guide.)
This got me thinking about other ways to spend less when dining out. Lazy Man and Money suggests turning one meal into two. Sense to Save advises skipping the entree and just ordering appetizers and dessert. And CafeMom says restaurants are trying to save you money by offering smaller portions that are also less expensive.
Of course, the truly frugal option is to just invite your friends over and fry up a few eggs! Actually, the truly frugal option would be to go over to someone else's house and eat their eggs for free. But don't tell them we said that!
What are your secrets for saving money when eating out?