I hope everyone had a delicious Memorial day weekend! This little image of a perfect ice cream sandwich consists of a peanut butter chocolate sea salt cookie sandwiched together by the artisan chocolate ice cream at The Chocolate Room.
I ate my way through Brooklyn via brunch and pastries. I should add that brunch is my favorite meal because when else can you insist on both savory and sweet dishes? Benedict and donuts? Yes! Hash and chocolate brioche? Why not! I thought I would share a few highlights from my favorite brunch spots in Brooklyn.
First off I had eggs Florentine and donuts at Dumont. I made the mistake of having my Hollandaise sauce on the side in anticipation of homemade donuts. The poached eggs were perfect and sat on two pieces of toasted brioche. And the donut holes did not disappoint.
The next day we brunched at the Farm on Adderly where I had the best beets, potatoes and beef hash with eggs. And this was followed by chocolate brioche with sea salt.
This brunch was nearly perfect, and I believe this is the best beef hash in Brooklyn.
And since Monday was a holiday, we lucked out in having Monday brunch at the Buttermilk Channel which is also quite the decadent meal.
We started with a side of biscuits and jam.
And this brunch concluded with one of the most delicious berry jam donuts I have ever had (even compared to Manhattan’s Doughnut Plant).
Can you see that delicious berry jam?
You must go to Buttermilk just to enjoy these sweet treats.
As if three brunches weren’t enough for one week? I also decided to order brunch for lunch Tuesday at the General Greene. The General Greene is one of my favorite spaces in Brooklyn. It has the ambiance of a general store but it’s also in the lovely neighborhood of Fort Greene. They make their own ice creams, jams and I have always loved lunch here as well.
The steak and eggs were great and I chose the spicy kale and breakfast potatoes for my sides. But the biscuit and blueberry jam really made the meal.
But one should not leave Brooklyn without a Brooklyn Blackout cupcake from Ladybird Bakery. This is the best cupcake you can get in New York City. Yes, I’ve been to Magnolia’s, Crumbs, Bouchon Bakery, and Billy’s. But if you really love dark chocolate and wouldn’t mind an ooey gooey almost pudding like chocolate filling, don’t waste your time with those other over-hyped cupcake boutiques. Can you see that chocolate filling?
All this brunching? Remember, it’s research!
Please check back Monday after I check out the Funky Flea in Syracuse!