Venice: Sunny Spot Introduces Brunch
Sunny Spot is now serving brunch on weekends. Chef Roy Choi has introduced a menu of breakfast and lunch items with an island flair. There are also some day-drinking worthy cocktails like a Bloody Mary with jerk spice, Jamaican Coffee (akin to an Irish Coffee– think boozy coffee) and Pina Colada in addition to their drinks list.
A word of advice, get there early! We started brunch at 1:30 PM and already some of the brunch items I was eying were sold out. I really wanted to try the Jamaican Oxtail Stew, Smokey Baby Back Ribs and the Salt Cod Brandade Eggs Benedict but sadly they were out. We started with the Hearts of Palm salad which was great as the hearts of palm weren’t mushy and added some much needed veggies into my life.
We did get to try the new Egg Plate which you could get with pork belly or steak. But why not both? Yes, we got both. It’s a great protein-friendly dish if you leave off the potatoes. Not that we did. We eat carbs over here at the Minty land.
The Pina Colada with Antigua Rum, pineapple and ginger coconut sorbet was very tasty as well the Dry Harbour (pot still rum, lime, absinthe, habenero pineapple shrub) from the regular drinks menu.
On the sweeter side, we treated the Banana French Toast as dessert. We were stuffed from the egg plate and the two-fisted burger which I had before and is still one of my favorite items on the menu. The French toast is topped with rum coconut whipped cream and Caribbean spiced maple syrup. Yet surprisingly, it wasn’t overly sweet.
Imperial Fizz (rye, jamaican rum, angostura, egg-white, lemon)
The much beloved Two Fisted burger.