Fancy Pants Fresh guest breakfast at Los Arcos

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Peanut Butter Apple Pancake | Fancy Pants Fresh

A restaurant within a restaurant? Following the lead of places like SF’s Mission Chinese and the nearer-by Casino in Bodega, where guest chefs create secondary menus for existing restaurants, Santa Rosa’s Los Arcos is hosting Fancy Pants Fresh five mornings a week.

It’s a curious collaboration between the Mexican-style cooking Cris Ochoa (formerly of Su Casa) and Marin farm market’s Colin Watley of Fancy Pants Fresh, who brainstormed the concept after meeting at a coffee shop.

The idea: Watley has created a “healthy choice gourmet ” menu Wednesday through Sunday at Los Arcos featuring locally-sourced breakfast dishes like Peanut Butter and Apple Pancake Sandwich ($5.95 using buckwheat batter and local Pippin apples); delicious Sweet Hash Browns ($5.95, apple, sweet potato, onions, garlic and cinnamon) or Banana and Red Walnut Pancakes with homemade honey and pomegranate syrup ($6.95).

Sweet Hash Browns | Fancy Pants Fresh

Bemused regulars can also get more traditional chilaquiles, breakfast burritos with chorizo or omelets — or two of Ochoa’s killer carnitas tacos should the mood strike. It’s a daring and clever mixture of two worlds, not to mention a nice additional to the breakfast desert in the immediate area.

1791 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa, 545-5858. Gourmet breakfast served 7am to 11am Wednesday through Sunday.

4 Responses

  1. Vanessa August 1, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Breakfast desert! Couldn’t have said it better myself! Looks super fun, I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Herbert H Zacher March 31, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Chris always serves up a great meal.
    Good luck in your new small location.
    We miss you at Su Casa

  3. Sheana Davis March 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Sounds delicious!
    I think it will be more common to see shared restaurant space~
    Which can bring diversity and a fine mix of menus and cuisine!
    Thanks for the update!

  4. Colin A Watley March 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Thank you so much! I look forward to serving any who this strikes as appetizing.
    Videos of Cris and I cooking can be seen at:http://www.youtube.com/user/TheColinAWatley.

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