A weird chance of fate had us sitting next to Matthew and Christine at Ludobites.
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A number of emails later and we arranged to meet at Bazaar for brunch. My husband had to work, but he generously donated a Dagueneau Silex, one of our favorites, for the occasion.
Meeting and talking with Matthew and Christine was a real treat. However, I think I talked way too much and I do apologize to them for that. I ended up doing the ordering and decided to focus on those dishes that I knew were superior and more brunch oriented.
A gift from the kitchen. Sweet Potato Chips with a dipping sauce of yogurt, tamarind, star anise – absolutely addictive
A perfect Bloody Mary with celery-wasabi foam on top
Bagel and Lox Cone – actually a salmon cone with creme fraiche and salmon eggs. This was much better than the caviar cone served at dinner.
Eggs Benedict “New Way” with Serrano Ham
Savory Spanish Torrijas, Iberico Ham, egg 63, Idiazabal Cheese – I think this was Christine’s favorite.
12 Tiny Eggs Sunny Side Up – Huevos a la Cubana “Andy Garcia” – I love this dish.
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“Philly Cheescake” – I really could have eaten 3 more of these – delicious.
Foie Gras, Quince, Brioche – the quince with the foie was perfect
Our wonderful server, Ryan.
We were under a time constraint and probably could have ordered a lot more, but it was a wonderful time and Matthew and Christine are an exceptional couple and wonderful company.