|Noreen's Florentine version of her superb Eggs Benedict, with fresh baby spinach.|
|This buttermilk waffle with a strawberry-blueberry compote was a daily special.|
That little place was tucked away near an expanse of beach in the Far East End, off of Commercial Street, just before the North Truro border. Every time you'd walk into the joint it would be packed with locals, each of us a little reluctant to mention the place to any but the closest of friends, lest the tourists find the spot and make it impossible to get a table. If any of us breathed a word about this little jewel to another living soul, that person would then have to be sworn to secrecy, under pain of banishment, so as not to let the word out to the public and ruin a good thing.
|Noreen's "green eggs and ham" stirs fresh homemade pesto, parmesan cheese|
and Black Forest ham into scrambled eggs, and it's one of my favorite meals.
When Noreen, and Liz, of Angel Foods fame, put their heads together with Jim at the Gifford House, Angel's Breakfast with Noreen was born at 9 Carver Street, inside the historic Gifford House Inn, at the top of the hill where Carver and Bradford streets meet.
This summer there was just one rainy day when I couldn't go to work, so I spent that unexpected morning off having various treats, both sweet and savory, from Noreen's breakfast menu. I've always thought that sometime I'd try one of her lunches, but in all these years I've not been able to resist the allure of my old favorites, or any number of breakfast specials that have called out to me, like the omelet with flame roasted Fiji apples, black forest ham and cream cheese, with multigrain toast (Iggy's bakery) and Noreen's wonderful, herby home fries.
|This little hidden jewel closes for the season on Sunday afternoon, November 1st.|
We're now into the last two weekends of Noreen's season. She'll be open from
8 AM till 1 PM tomorrow, Sunday, October 25th, and on Monday, and then again Friday through Sunday of Halloween weekend, and then gone for the season. Don't miss out!