Since @CiaoBob was asking about the Risky Biscuit, I realized I never took a picture of this Breakfast item before. So I guess we were "forced" to go back to Gjusta and order another to show off this homage to the Tom Cruise movie.
Their normal Croissant is rather straightforward (nothing to write home about); one of the few things that Gjusta doesn't excel at. But their Baklava Croissant is another thing entirely:
Flaky Croissant pastry, with a delicate, lightly sweet, nutty Baklava filling (and topping), a mix of Pistachio, Walnuts, Cinnamon and Sugar. It is wonderful.
Sparkling Ginger Lemonade:
As refreshing, bracing and awesome as always! I love that fresh Ginger!
New Market Salad (S): Chidori & Green Kale Salad + Brussels Sprouts Cashew Salad -
The Chidori Kale (besides being gorgeously colored) adds a slight variation on the usual Green Kale flavor. It's slightly more peppery. Gjusta's version adds in Watermelon Radish and Anchovies, giving this a wonderful interplay of slightly bitter, peppery, rich vegetal notes, the brininess of Anchovies and the crispness of Watermelon Radish. It is another great Salad!
Their new Sauteed Brussels Sprouts & Cashew Salad is just as interesting in a totally different flavor spectrum: Fragrant nuttiness from the Cashews, the Brussels Sprouts nicely seared and cooked through without being overcooked. A nice Balsamic touch. Delicious!
Gjusta Huevos Rancheros (Beans, Greens, Tortilla, Fried Eggs and Cotija):
A new menu item, it is Gjusta's take on the classic Huevos Rancheros. Imagine 2 Sunny Side Up Eggs, with the yolk still perfectly runny and luscious, mixed with a lightly spicy, vinegary Cannellini Beans and Gjusta's own Ranchero Sauce, all on top of a crunchy Tortilla. It's hearty, funky and fulfilling.
Risky Biscuit (Breakfast Sausage, Fried Egg, Cheddar, Harissa Ketchup):
And for @CiaoBob, this is the Risky Biscuit. It starts with a wonderfully flaky, Housemade Biscuit, Gjusta's own Housemade Italian Sausage, a nicely done Egg, gooey, wonderful melted Cheddar and then you get that Harissa Ketchup.
It is just an awesome Breakfast Sandwich, and just the most perfect type of Sausage Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich you wish other places had. It was delicious!
Pumpernickel Fudge Brownie:
And their Pumpernickel Fudge Brownie. It is just as luscious as before! A rich, deeply alluring Chocolate. It's moist and completely the most decadent Chocolate dessert we've had in months. It is pretty fantastic.
320 Sunset Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Tel: (310) 314-0320