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Elegant Buffet Brunch at Ai Fiori

Inside the dining room; Live jazz band playing; Table setting Ai Fiori recently launched Sunday Brunch a few weekends ago. When I read the menu on their website originally, I presumed, it’s a two-course brunch for $65. But I thought, why not go there with my parents since I did have a very good experience for dinner a few years ago for my mother’s birthday. And it’s a great (albeit gluttonous and decadent) sendoff for myself before I head out to Barcelona, Spain. Bountiful bread basket, fresh chocolate croissants, Tiers of sweets, Bagel filling spread, Italian charcuterie; Desserts of millefeuilles,..


Brunch at The Butterfly

The Butterfly – Exterior, Interior and Our drinks & brunch menu Chef Michael White’s newest venture opened in late June of this year called The Butterfly. This is place is meant to be a place for well made cocktails (the drinks menu is collaborated with one of the most respected bartenders in the industry, Eben Freeman (if you could recall the olden days of Tailor with the solid cocktails)) that serves very good retro American food. The retro theme of the 1950s are nuanced throughout the restaurant from the font on the menus, the classic cocktails like Mai Tai and..


Brunch at Talula’s Garden (Philadelphia, PA)

Entry to Talula’s Garden, the main dining room and outdoor dining space On a recent blisteringly hot Sunday afternoon, we headed over to Talula’s Garden for brunch. We’re quite taken by the unusual entrance to the restaurant as you’ll first encounter the beautiful outdoor terrace dining space where several brave souls dining their way through this heat. We seek shelter from the brutal heat and was welcomed by the spacious dining space that feels almost felt like we’re in an upscale French country home with its center room having Alice Waters’ quote “A garden brings life and beauty to the..


Brunch at Lafayette Restaurant

*Please note: The entire post’s photos were taken with my iPhone 5.* Lafayette’s brunch menu, Inside Lafayette, Peering at their beautiful bakery section and the tart du jour (tart of the day) The past weekend, my friend and I decided to have brunch at Lafayette, owned by Andrew Carmellini, the same chef who started the rustic Italian restaurant Locanda Verde and the all-American fare The Dutch. I’ve read many reviews over the past few months and I’ve read many who tout how Executive Chef Damon Wise and Pastry Chef Jennifer Yee (who takes care of the pastry and café/bakery programs)..


Brunch at The Marrow

Ever since The Marrow was buzzing earlier this year, I’ve been wondering how Chef Harold Dieterle would mesh Germanic and Italian fare, after opening and operating his other restaurants Perilla and the Thai-inspired Kin Shop, all in the West Village. I finally made my first visit for brunch with a good friend of mine who is equally curious as I am as he is a fan of Perilla restaurant.


Mother’s Day Brunch

My gift to my mom and the spread for Mother’s Day brunch The past weekend for Mother’s Day, my mom wanted a home cooked brunch with the entire family. Since we’re a hungry bunch and my mom did not care what kind of cuisine, we cooked a hodgepodge of dishes that satisfied our cravings.


Brunch at Friedman’s Lunch

Friedman’s Lunch signage; Interior; Cappuccino and Latte Friedman’s Lunch is one of the few casual, sit-down restaurants in Chelsea Market. I’ve passed this restaurant myriad of times over the years and always remembered seeing it being bustling during the afternoon hours. I finally went there for brunch as my friend and I wanted to do eat somewhere different. Entering this narrow restaurant, packed to the gills of diners, it’s a homey kind of place with industrial touches from the exposed brick and metal pipes. We were fortunate to have a table available without much waiting, even though a crowd built..


Toby’s Public House, Nolita, NYC

Toby’s Public House: Exterior, Wood fire brick oven and menu Over this long weekend, I visited Toby’s Public House in Manhattan’s Nolita for brunch with a friend. It’s relatively new location, as they expanded from their South Slope, Brooklyn location. Inside is a rustic, homey kind of restaurant where there’s dark wood and brick interior. At the bar near the door, there were two large, flat screen televisions on mute while groups of diners were enjoying their conversations and have good pop oldies playing in the background. We started with a craft fermented vodka cosmopolitan cocktail ($10) and a glass..


Mile End Sandwich

Exterior of Mile End Sandwich and their sandwich menu Craving smoked meats encased between two slices of homemade rye bread or in an onion roll, my friends and I recently went to Mile End Deli Sandwich in NoHo for an early weekend lunch. Mile End Deli Sandwich is an offshoot of their Jewish deli restaurant, Mile End Deli that is located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. This shiny, minimalist looking sandwich shop isn’t what you’d expect for a Jewish deli or even a sandwich shop. The first thing you’d see once you’ve entered this shop is the unusual, long, jagged wooden..