There are two dishes on the breakfast menu at Ralf Kuettel's Trestle on Tenth that are so seriously delicious I'm thinking that his native Switzerland must be one of the world's great undiscovered breakfast destinations.
Just typing the following dish makes me hungry: duck confit hash with poached eggs and sauce Béarnaise (13.50). Crispy pieces of duck confit, crunchy hash brown cubes, and perfect poached eggs, topped by more than a dollop of spot-on Béarnaise sauce. What more could a serious eater ask for?
Well, if your breakfast hankerings run to sweets, there's always this: Apfel Baeckeoffe with vanilla whipped cream ($10.50). The menu description—thick cinnamon-flavored baked pancake with roasted apples—makes it sound kind of humdrum. It isn't. In fact, it is an oversized apple dessert disguised as a breakfast menu item. Definitely not light, but plenty satisfying.
One last thing: I haven't been to Trestle on Tenth for brunch, but there's an item on its brunch menu that begs to be eaten: Bure Rösti, Swiss bacon-onion potato hash with housemade pork sausage, melted cheese, and two fried eggs. OMG.