Entries in Brunch (7)


Brunch at Le S├ęsame in Paris

All of our meals in Paris were memorable, but our brunch at Le Sésame is one we look back on fondly. Rain storm, Canal Saint-Martin, and apricot smoothie is not a combination we'll likely come across again anytime soon.

An article in the Times Magazine, penned by Lindsey Tramuta in June 2012, steered us to Le Sésame on Quai de Valmy in Paris's 10th Arrondissement. If you draw an analogy between Paris and Brooklyn (one well on its way to becoming a reality), you might call the 10th Arrondissement the Bushwick to the 11th's, adjacent to the southeast, Williamsburg. Both neighborhoods, thanks to a creative, vibrant, and youthful energy, have become sites for highly sought after addresses by Parisians and people moving to the city. But, like Bushwick, the 10th is still playing catchup, cosmetically speaking.

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Backyard Brunch at The Pines, Kind Of

We stopped into The Pines for brunch last weekend hoping to dine al fresco, but it turned out to be a few days early. Chef Angelo Romano and co are opening the backyard (which seats about 25) for the season on May 18th. We stayed for brunch inside and had duck hash (pictured above), a pressed pork sandwich, and polenta with mushrooms and ramps. The latter two dishes are pictured below, and for pictures of the backyard we got back in September when the restaurant opened, head this way.

Pressed pork sandwich with potato salad.

Polenta with wild mushrooms and ramps.

The Pines | 284 3rd Ave | 718.596.6560 |


Brunch at the Pines

The Pines launched brunch service over the weekend. The menu Angelo Romano put together for the occasion is a far cry from another generic tablet of poached eggs and yogurt. It's laced with the same creative backbone and diversion from common ingredients that has defined Romano's cooking since the restaurant opened in September. There are poached eggs on the menu, but they wear a fresh guise; mushroom hash with fingerling potatoes and a smear of creamy robiola cheese. If you wake up with a strange desire for smoked bluefish salad and waffles, or just feel like having one of the better brunches the city has to offer, head to 284 Third Avenue in Gowanus. The Pines awaits.

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Talde Starts Brunch this Weekend

The Talde Trio has announced they're starting brunch service.  You can get Dale Talde's Dim Sum Brunch menu starting this weekend from 11am - 3pm.  Sausage, egg, and cheese fried rice, Korean chicken wings and waffles, and everything bagel spring rolls can be washed down with watermelon margarita's and a "very excellent bellini #1."  Check out the tasty little spring rolls, with smoked salmon and cream cheese, being made in the video.


Empellon Cocina Brunches It Up

Empellon Cocina opened two months ago in the East Village, at 105 First Ave (btwn 6th and 7th), and it's been packed ever since.  Now chef Alex Stupak is ready to launch brunch and he's doing so this weekend.  The menu has things like Mezcal cured Trout, smoked maple syrup, and green chorizo gravy.



Fonda East Village Now Open

Roberto Santibanez, the man behind Park Slope's Fonda, opened a Fonda outpost in the East Village and hopes to get the same neighborhood vibe as the Brooklyn locale.

Originally slated for a February 21st open date, Fonda opened for dinner yesterday.  Brunch plans are in the near future.

40 Avenue B (btwn 3rd and 4th)


I Don't Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Eat Scrambled Eggs All Day

If you got home wasted last night and accidentally ate all the food in your fridge, check out one of the pictured spots for brunch this afternoon.

BK: Mile End, Fort Defiance Manhattan: Red Farm, The Breslin, Prune, Tertulia

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.