Butter Up, Victor and Beyond

By on June 20, 2018

Streetfood owners have launched Teton Valley’s newest breakfast and lunch eatery

The Al Pastor Hash with over-easy eggs. (PHOTO: helen goelet)

JACKSON HOLE, WY – Butter is an essential ingredient to any delicious breakfast. It is crucial to that flakey, crunchy pastry, those beautifully golden, fluffy pancakes, and that slice of crisp toast smeared with jam. How appropriate, then, that Amelia Hatchard and Marcos Hernandez, of Streetfood at the Stagecoach, have opened a breakfast and lunch eatery in Victor, Idaho, named after breakfast’s best accoutrement.

After moving to the sunset town last year, the couple observed a lack of places to sit down and eat breakfast. Hungry and inspired, they soon zeroed in on an ideal location: Main Street next door to the new Cobblestone Hotel.

Serving breakfast is familiar territory for Hatchard. She worked in coffee shops through high school, and started her own coffee cart at school when she was 16.

From a coffee cart to baking school in Paris, various patisseries, and culinary school in the U.S., Hatchard’s background has been steeped in butter and flour since the beginning. When her post-culinary school internship took her to Teton Village’s Four Seasons, she learned valuable lessons in all things breakfast—from cooking the perfect omelette to the intensive hours and early mornings required.

What makes for a good breakfast spot?

Hatchard said it hinges on “properly executed breakfast potatoes and eggs.” Indeed, it is about the eggs, she repeated. But not just a perfectly smooth, moist pale yellow omelette. It is also the fried egg, with a crisp white but runny center, and poached eggs that are soft and buttery.   

Butter’s motto is to  keep things “fun and interesting,” Hatchard said. But at the end of the day, “people like what they like for breakfast,” Hatchard said. “It’s just that simple.” That means offering several menus for breakfast and lunch.

An omelette stuffed with mozarella, roasted jalapenos, basil and garlic sauteed greens. (PHOTO: helen goelet)

Pastries, burritos and breakfast sandwiches are featured in the “handheld menu,” geared towards early morning commuters.

“Your favorites” is for customers who know what they want before they walk through the door. It offers classic pancakes, all-American eggs, and a build- your-own omelette section with fillings like smoked trout, charred jalapenos and caramelized onions.

“Our favorites,” meanwhile, is where they give classic dishes a twist. The Al Pastor Hash and Tropical French Toast are among the creative options.   

Akin to the guiding tenet of Streetfood at the Stagecoach, “we want to make simple food right, just how we like to eat it at home,” Hatchard said.

For Hatchard and Hernandez, that includes a focus on local ingredients. They are sourcing coffee from Doma Coffee Roasting Company in Post Falls, Idaho, and making their jams in-house. The passion fruit and berry butters, also made in-house, are a bright accompaniment to pancakes and their many toast options.  

“It’s been a lot of work,” Hatchard said, “but we’re so excited to finally be up and running in time for the summer.” A summer opening means patrons can enjoy the outdoor picnic table seating and soon, lazy mimosa drinking. Hatchard hopes to have a beer and wine license by the end of the summer.

Butter, located at 57 S. Main Street in Victor, Idaho, is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  

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