Industry News | September 29, 2014

First Watch Rolls Out Fall-Inspired Menu Items

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First Watch, the breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant, today unveiled its limited-time fall menu signifying the coming of autumn. The daytime café’s seasonal dishes—like the Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast and the new Harvest Hash—are made using ingredients like pumpkin puree and sweet potatoes while avoiding synthetic flavors, reinforcing what the restaurant was founded upon: using the finest ingredients possible for the freshest tastes around.

First Watch’s 2014 fall menu brings back a few dishes by popular demand and takes a contemporary twist on some new items. The “Tastes of Fall” offerings are available through Sunday, Nov. 30.

The Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowl ismade with house-roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, white meat chicken breast, and herbed Goat cheese, topped with pecans and drizzled with balsamic dressing.

The Harvest Hash features two eggs of any style atop sweet potatoes, turkey sausage, house-roasted zucchini, Crimini mushrooms, and shallots topped with hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs—served with lemon-dressed greens.

The Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast joins two fresh eggs cooked any style plus a signature spiced pumpkin pancake and Aidells grilled chicken and apple sausage.

For vegetarians, the Butternut Squash Bisque features a creamy butternut squash soup sweetened with carrot and a touch of nutmeg.

“Our goal was to infuse the dishes with spices and flavors true to the fall season,” says Shane Schaibly, First Watch’s corporate chef and director of culinary. “All too often autumn means a flood of pumpkin-spiced synthetic flavorings. The truth is nothing does a better job of capturing fall than fresh, high-quality ingredients such as pumpkin puree, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and turkey sausage.”

Taking freshness to heart, First Watch offers 100% fresh-squeezed Orange Juice, house-made granola and salsa, house-roasted vegetables, and looks to source produce locally whenever possible. In addition to serving fresh, delicious entrées, First Watch offers its exclusive Sunrise Select Premium Blend Coffee. The special blend is made from slow-roasted, hand-selected, high-grown coffee beans from mountains across North, Central and South America.

First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also offers guests complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

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