Dig This... with Stu Helm
Do I want an Eclair?
I went to the brand new Sawhorse restaurant out on New Leicester Highway, which is owned and operated by Chef Dan Silo, formerly of Buxton Hall Barbecue. I am a fan of Dan’s cooking and I was excited when my friend Stephan invited me to breakfast there. The breakfast was GREAT in my opinion but for this post, I want to focus on their incredible maple eclair!
“Dan wants to know if you want an eclair to go?” asked our excellent server.
“Um, YES!” answered this huge fan of eclairs.
I was already stuffed from the bacon, eggs, taters, and enormous buckwheat pancake I had just finished shoveling in my face, so when this giant-sized eclair appeared in a (paper) to go box, I was like, “ooftah.”
I took it home, and let it get room temp while my hunger built back up, and then I busted out my sharpest knife and cut that puppy in half so that I could get a good look at the contents, and start eating it from the middle.
I always eat the best part first, no matter what I’m eating, and holy moly, in this case, when I say “best,” I mean BEST. After my initial bite, my GF, Dawn took a bite looked at me and said, “You better nominate this for an award.” I took my second bite and said, “Yeah… (eyes roll back, dies, goes to heaven, returns on a chariot made of custard and maple and pastry and dreams) I totally agree. It’s a contender.”
So there you have it. This large, decadent, sweet yet slightly smoky, and insanely delicious house-made eclair was an instant hit with both myself and my even more discerning GF after just a combined bite total of three. We loved it, and I have been thinking about it ever since. I can not wait to go back to Sawhorse and get another one! And also that pancake. And those taters. I wrote a review of my breakfast for my own blog, which you can read HERE, Yerm.
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at Asheville's Fun Depot
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Asheville VeganFest 2019
Head downtown to Pack Square for another year of Asheville VeganFest, featuring regional and local vendors like Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Buchi Kombucha, Highland Brewing, The Hop Ice Cream Café, Moonlight Makers and more.