Jason Neroni clearly relishes eating a hearty breakfast. His Neroni-Style ($17) plate at The Rose, an always bustling Venice restaurant he runs with Sprout LA, certainly warrants signature status and does justice to his family name.
Each plate features fried skin-on market potatoes, two sunny-side-up eggs with vivid yolks that he showers with chives, and crusty house-baked country bread slathered with premium butter and served with a ramekin of seasonal jam, in this case raspberry. Still, it’s his thick-cut juniper bacon that really makes the plate. They braise juniper-cured pork belly, cool it, slice it, bake it, and crisp it in the salamander, resulting in meaty, beautifully seared slabs that honor the Neroni name.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.