Monday, November 18, 2013

Day 1055 : Brunch at Corkbuzz

Located a block off of Union Square, this space dedicated to wine enjoyment and education has been a destination since it first opened a few years back. Founded by one of a handful of female master sommeliers worldwide, it received instant acclaim. 

Now - a few years later, Corkbuzz has started Sunday brunch. All bottles of champagne are 50% off and any wine from their "bucket," is $40 a bottle. A simple yet inventive seasonal brunch menu of classics like poached eggs served with Swiss chard and ricotta accompanied by a green salad; your Benedicts of course; creme brûlée French toast and more comprise their breakfast options. And what of their lunch options? A lobster salad served with chimichurri, citrus, frisée and endive and a bone marrow brisket burger to name a few.

So what did I have?

Their spicy carrot salad served with broccoli rabe and garlic anchovy dressing and a side of scrambled egg whites. Highlighting the root vegetables and dark leafy greens of the season, this pairing of flavor profiles was the perfect autumnal salad. Roasted morsels of rustic and earthy carrots were enjoyed side by side with the bright, vegetal, bitter greens and the aromatic tang of the garlic anchovy dressing brought everything together. Overall a wonderful salad that allowed each ingredient to shine. 

A place to return to for brunch - communal tables, delish food, a lovely selection of wines and much more.

13 East 13th Street

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