Another year, another chance to succeed at Valentine’s Day.
During the Olympics, I’ve heard this Valentine’s Day commercial which implies I will need dinner reservations and movie tickets and lingerie for Valentine’s Day. Is this all supposed to be for the same night? I’m not in college anymore. I have roughly enough energy these days for 1.5 of those things after 7pm. Choose wisely.
So this year we’re having Valentine’s Day brunch on the 15th. When the Dowlings were here, we bounced around trying a new brunch place every Saturday for a while which unearthed some real gems. Here are my top three (day after) Valentine’s Day brunch ideas:
1. We have been looking forward to trying Co Co Sala’s brunch menu on the recommendation of friends which includes:
citrus ricotta pancakes / white chocolate lemon cream / berry compote / caramel passion fruit sauce.
You had me at passion fruit.
2. However, when pressed, we decided to go with our old standby at Founding Farmers.
They are inconsistent, but when they get it right, their brunch is unmatched. I get eggs benedict with shredded leek hashbrowns, and Kent gets the bananas Foster stuffed french toast. I trade him one of my eggs benedict for one of those giant brioche toast sticks that are crispy on the outside and gooey with pastry cream on the inside. Nirvana.
3. We have enjoyed some seriously amazing soul food for dinner several times at Georgia Brown’s, but never made it out to their Saturday breakfast. I’m betting all my money Kent would order:
RED VELVET WAFFLE
Chocolate Caramel Drizzles/ Fresh Berries/Cinnamon Clabbered Cream/Apple wood Smoked Bacon.
And I would of course be trying:
GEORGIA BROWN’S BENEDICT
Homemade Biscuits/ Tasso Ham Creamed Spinach/ Poached Eggs/ Crab Cakes/ Meyer Lemon
Hollandaise/ Low Country Potato Hash.
Something to look forward to next year. Or maybe next weekend?