Thursday, October 30, 2008


It's been a while since we've been out to a proper brunch. Usually, we'll have breakfast at home on Saturday and on Sunday, head to BK Flea for huaraches, tacos and pupusas. But here are a couple that are making my liver quiver:

650 Carlton Ave @ St. Marks (Prospect Heights)

Spinach Salad with Smoked Quail Eggs, Parmesan and Anchovies 12

Peekytoe Crab Cake with Frisée Salad and Old Bay Remoulade 16

Steak and Eggs with Choron Sauce and Herb Fries 18

Two Farm Eggs with Duck Sausage and Fingerling Potatoes 9

Crepes with Parmacotto, Aged Manchego, Sweet Marjoram Béchamel 12

Ricotta Pancakes with Stone Fruit Syrup and Mint 11

Blackberry Stuffed Brioche French Toast 12

Malpeque Oysters with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce MP

Grass Fed Beef Burger with Cotswold Cheese on Brioche with Herb Fries 14

Flying Pig Farm Pulled Smoked Pork with Cheddar Scones 16

Herb Fries
NY State Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette
Double-Smoked Bacon
Duck Sausage
Berry Salad

Classic Bloody Mary
Spicy Bloody Maria with Jalapeño Infused Tequila
Blood Orange Bellini

103 W. 77th Street (UWS)
For $28, your table gets a basket of sweet and savory breads as well as a variety of canapés (a yogurt parfait, parsnip soup, a cucumber tea sandwich, duck meatballs), and then each person gets a choice of entrée. After that, a variety of desserts for the table: root-beer granité with vanilla ice cream, walnut brownie, oatmeal-almond financier vanilla cheesecake with pineapple compote. The list of entrées follows — note that they won’t be available à la carte.

French toast (figs, bacon, vanilla maple syrup)

Forest mushroom omelet (greek Feta, potatoes)

Sirloin and eggs (two eggs, potatoes)

Skinny lobster omelette (supp $8) (melted fennel, tarragon, potatoes)

Crab Benedict (spinach, tomatoes, spicy hollandaise)

Spanish tortilla (roasted peppers, serrano ham, eggplant)

Soft scrambled eggs and gravlax (cream cheese, red onions, capers)

Cod a la plancha (cranberry beans, escarole, garlic)

Shirred eggs and truffles (supp. 16) (sweetbreads, hazelnuts, watercress)

Roasted chicken (gnocchi, chanterelles, napa cabbage)

Scallop and shrimp salad (brussels sprouts, beets, cauliflower)

Duck goulash (cavatelli, paprika, hen egg)

Ground veal (sunny side egg, provolone)

Lamb meatloaf (tzatziki, griddled bread)

Patty melt madame (ground veal, sunny side egg, provolone)

Who is down for a splurge? I am I am!

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