Today's visit to Blend with PK (a fellow potato cake lover) had been hyped up. This morning, PK sent a text saying, "Potato cake day is like Christmas!"... that's how excited we were!
As a kid, did you ever wake up on Christmas Day to see a pile of beautifully wrapped presents that Santa had left for you. The plate of biscuits and glass of milk that you had thoughtfully left out had been eaten and your parents were sitting with baited breath watching you unwrap your gifts from Santa. As you make your way to the Barbie shaped box, you rip open the paper squealing with excitement only to find Santa had given you a "Kira" doll, Barbie's Asian friend instead of the blonde haired, blue eyes doll you had wanted.
No? That was just me? Well that's what today felt like.
Here is a picture of the potato cake from about a year ago.
Here's the potato cake I had today.
I can't quite put my finger on it but it didn't blow me away like on my first and second visits. Perhaps it was my high expectations... Presentation aside, it tasted rich but not delicious and the potato cake didn't have a crunchiness to it like I remember. The dish was sloppy, mushy and disappointing. Unlike my Kira doll who I grew to love, I did not grow to love my potato cake.
On a positive note, my soy chai latte was awesome and Blend was packed with patrons which is always a great sign.
Would I return?
I'm not sure... Melville is a 30 minute drive and if I'm going to travel that far and spend $24 (potato cake $19, soy chai latte $5), I want a good breakfast.