Sunday Brunch in the South EndMar 01, 2020 Blog Neoscape
Sundays are a great time to be with friends, and there’s no better way to spend some quality time than over an exquisite brunch. A number of welcoming and refreshing choices are available in the South End near the new luxury condominium residences at 100 Shawmut.
French bistros were made for brunch, and Aquitainedelivers mightily on the promise. The dining room’s golden glow offers an easy warmth in this elegant but cozy eatery that transports visitors to their favorite Parisian locale. Like its counterparts in France, the wine list is assembled from the best varietals available from French and Californian vintners, and dishes are developed using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients; meals are regularly reinvented in the tradition of the “Bistro Moderne” movement by expert chefs looking to welcome both regulars and culinary adventurers. French technique is still at the heart of the food prepared at Aquitaine, and brunch brings brioche French toast and delectable quiches to the table alongside more adventurous dishes such as the Niçoise Salade Redux.
The South End residences of 100 Shawmut are just a few blocks from the neighborhood favorite—and greater Boston favorite, for that matter—Barcelona Wine Bar.Its European breakfast dishes and tapas are prepared with a blend of fresh seasonal ingredients and unique offerings procured directly from Spain and the Mediterranean. Oxtail Hash with bell peppers, potatoes, and poached eggs, Barcelona Benedict with morcilla, poached eggs, and hollandaise, and Salvaje Fideos with chorizo, foie gras, and poached egg are all perfectly executed twists on familiar dishes. Barcelona’s extensive charcuterie and cheese menu, tapas and small plates, and paellas to share are designed to be elegantly celebrated with a glass of vino from the impressively curated wine list, but they stand equally well on their own for breakfast or lunch accompanied by an espresso or latte.
While brunch in the US often means eggs and waffles, small plates and tapas aren’t uncommon choices for this meal in the Mediterranean. Kava Neo-Taverna’s mezedes, imported cheeses, and other specialties are sourced directly from the Mediterranean. Patrons can enjoy horiatiki salad or feast on fresh seafood such as lavraki seabass and grilled octopus. In addition, the chef creates authentic Greek dishes and desserts, including youvetsi or braised beef short rib over orzo, and a paidakia or grilled lamb chops with olive oil, oregano, and lemon. Greek wines and liquors, many of which are hard to find in the States, are available along with Greek coffee and traditional frappes. And no meal is complete without a dessert of baklava or possibly a dish of Greek yogurt and honey—both of which are imported from Greece just for Kava.
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