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Thursday, May 1, 2014

A day trip to Carson City, highlighted by breakfast at Adele's.

Holiday Trip to Las Vegas and Reno, Part 11
December 31, 2013


For my lone road trip outside of Reno on this visit, Yvonne and I took the old truck down to Carson City. The door ajar claxon in Yvonne’s truck has an annoying tendency to remain on for minutes after the door’s been closed. I was serenaded into a stupor while Yvonne tended to business before we left town. The bells! The bells!

In Carson City we sat down to an enlightened, civilized breakfast at Adele’s, a Northern Nevada landmark for fine dining, offering local and organic fare since 1977.

Yvonne ordered a Gravlax plate featuring in-house dry smoked salmon with ciabatta toast points, sprigs of fresh dill, tomato wedges, slivers of red onion, with dollop of goat cheese. I had the Creamed Spinach and Provolone omelet, served with a veggie black bean hash and a cheddar jalapeño biscuit, with and added side of housemade Basque chorizo. Adele’s uses pork from local 4-H and FFA projects, so there’s a good chance my sausage once had a name like Daisy or Sammy.

The omelet was magnificent! Moist, creamy, and oh so cheesy. Easily in the top ten of my favorite breakfast items. Some day I should really compile a list; the Hangover Omelet at the Little Nugget in Reno certainly ranks up there [see blog post]. The cheddar jalapeño biscuit was darn fine with an appealing crumb, and the Basque chorizo was exceptionally seasoned, offering an appropriately springy chew.



Afterward we took a stroll around the grounds of the Nevada State Capitol followed by a drive up to Lake Tahoe to take in the view.

Coming home I found that the corpse of Mr. Bill that I had stumbled upon in the backyard had reanimated. Its Zombie Mr. Bill! Ohhhh noooooooooooooo…!

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