We attended a surprise engagement in New Orleans back in June and had an incredible weekend.. and brunch buffet any seafood lover could have experienced. The Court of 2 Sisters in New Orleans’ French Quarter was amazing. The photos should tell it all.. in addition to the amazing live Jazz Band and Southern class:
One of many bottles of Court of 2 Sisters branded Champagne for the newly engaged!
Half Cajun omelet, half shrimp creole
Eh Eggs Benedict, eh catfish ratatouille, but incredible ceviche!
So.. much.. food. Amazing gumbo and Cajun seafood salad. The Andouille sausage was also incredible!
Cheers to Nicki! And to another bottle of bubbly at brunch
Dessert! Some traditional New Orleans King Cake and pecan pie.. mmm mm
Live band. Lovely
Heart of the Historic Center in Old New Orleans
The montage to sum up the day, and congrats Nicki!!
Overall, this experience was wonderful. Great service and ambiance and great choices. You will find some food you don’t love, and some you do. In New Orleans there are great restaurants, but the grand experience here is worth the trip.. at least once!
3 out of 5 mimosas
The Court of 2 Sisters
613 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Posted in AYCD, brunch, Brunch Drinks, Fun, Great Service, mimosa, Vacation Brunch
Tagged buffet brunch, champagne brunch, new orleans brunch, new orleans cajun brunch, new orleans creole brunch, NOLA brunch
Rather than spending the first weekend of New York City Summer out East or at the Shore, I enjoyed this wonderful city. Lucky for us, The Sunburnt Calf in the Upper West Side began their weekend brunch one day early: on a Friday! Honestly, is there a better way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend, or even Summer in the City? Absolutely not.
After experiencing The Sunburnt Cow, honestly,I had relatively mediocre expectations for Sunburnt Calf (Moo Life Group owns both of these Australian establishments). The place was empty – which we expected for the Friday before Memorial Day – yet the service was still slow.
We started with our choice of a Fosters, Moomosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver or a Greyhound.Lucky for us, the bar tender handed us some specialty shots on arrival.
The menu is still pretty basic, with limited choices but we tried some hearty and lighter options:
- Hanger steak, tomato, egg and lettuce
- Was greasy and perfect for a hangover cure
Two Eggs Scrambled, whites
- Simple, with no complaints
Shrimp, tomato and feta omelet
Two eggs scrambled.
- A standard, no frills option
The Burger with the LOT
- Burger with tomato, cheese, fried egg, bacon, onion, pineapple and beets
- This burger was delicious, greasy treat
For a consistent, no frills, drunk brunch – Sunburnt Calf is a great place in the Upper West Side. The service was not great, even with the restaurant being dead, so we sometimes refilled our own “Moomosas.” The food was nothing special, but for $20 of unlimited drinks with your brunch, can you really complain?
Brunch Review: 2.5 out of 5 mimosas
226 79th Street, NYC, NY 10024
646 823 9255
Posted in AYCD, Bloody mary, brunch, Brunch Drinks, Decent Food, Holiday brunch, Hung Over, Inexpensive, Manhattan, mimosa, NYC Brunch, Poor Service, Seedy, Upper West Side
Get ready for the best new brunch to hit the Lower East Side this summer. Once you recover from a night out at Hotel Chantelle, come back for an incredible outdoor brunch.
Starting with the ambiance you will be immediately brought back to the old New York City feel. From the street lights, table settings and incredible jazz band Dandy Wellington, your brunch festivities only just begin…
Thanks to Hotel Chantelle’s PR agency BWR PR, the brunch bunch of the summer received a special invite to come and try the new brunch menu at Chantelle. Although the service started a bit slow with a little wait for water and cocktail orders, the service quickly picked up.
South of Delancy
The specialty South of Delancey cocktail includes:
- Kettle One Citron
- Sweet Tea odka
- Peach Schnapps
- Lime Juice
The crepe brunch menu was unreal. Although it was difficult to choose which crepe, we opted for 2:
- Smoked Salmon, asparagus, fresh dill, lemon creme fraiche
- A perfect blend of creamy and salty
- Wild mushrooms, baby spinach, Applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese
- This dish had more mushrooms and bacon than anticipated. Definitely filling and delicious
During our meal we met the chef Jeff Kreisel and he served us the Maine Lobster salad. This delicious salad was perfect as an appetizer to share with the table:
- Vanilla infused cauliflower puree, fava beans, radish opal basil, ruby grapefruit vinaigrette
Of course, we had to try the remaining 3 out of 4 brunch cocktails:
- Mimosa: they were in the old school glasses, a great touch
- Bloody Mary: tasted freshly made, with the perfect amount of horse radish: but still tasted like it was missing something
- Mint Julep: I’m not a Mint Julep fan, but it was tolerable
We will definitely come back to brunch here this summer. The food was fresh, the drinks were delicious and the ambiance was perfect. The staff will learn to accommodate the busy brunchers from the get-go. We’re looking forward to trying the rest of the crepes on our next visit.
5 out of 5 mimosas
92 Ludlow Street (and Delancy)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254 – 9100
DISCLAIMER: This was a partially compensated brunch – but all reviews, posts and opinions are that of Mimosa Maven with no influence from the venue.
And in case you are looking, the brunch menu is here:
And there’s me in the reflection ;0)
Posted in Bloody mary, brunch, Brunch Drinks, favorite brunch, Fun, Great Food, live music, Lower East Side, mimosa, NYC Brunch, Outdoor brunch
Tagged arnold palmer, bloody mary, lower east side brunch, mimosa, outdoor brunch, rooftop brunch, south of delancy, summer brunch