SYLVIA’S PANCAKE KITCHEN? THE ENCHILADA QUEEN FLIPS KILLER HOTCAKES
GREG MORAGO AT 1:57 PM ON FEBRUARY 17, 2012
How does she get her pancakes so light, fluffy and flavorful? There's nothing magical about the recipe, said Sylvia Casares, chef/owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen. It's just the proper proportions of ingredients that contribute to making them so wonderful.
Still, it took her about two years, Casares said, to get it right.
If you want to taste the product of her perfect pancake labors, you'll have to go to Sylvia's new Latin Jazz Brunch, every Sunday through the rest of February at her Woodway restaurant. Casares, who does not normally offer a weekend brunch, decided to test the waters with a buffet brunch that also features entertainment by singer/songwriter/guitarist Lois Albez who performs samba, bossa nova and salsa music during the brunch.
But back to those pancakes. The hotcakes are on the brunch buffet along with made-to-order eggs and omelets, huevos rancheros, migas with chorizo, chilaquiles, breakfast potatoes, refried beans, bacon and fresh fruit. The cost is $14.95, not including tax and gratuity. The regular lunch menu also is available.
Casares said if the brunch proves successful she may extend it beyond February. Sylvia's was packed Sunday and the brunch items flying off the buffet. Perhaps, like the pancakes, Casares has a brunch winner on her hands.