Brunching on a Friday at Terrine
When Terrine opened in December last year, it was an instant hit. And now they’ve got the brunch game in mid-city wrapped up because they serve brunch Friday-Sunday. Yes, indeed, you can eat eggs, pizza and more starting mid-morning on a Friday.
Start the weekend right with the brisket hash. The beautiful eggs slipped some of its luscious yolk on the already tender brisket making it a hearty breakfast-lunch choice.
What’s brunch without the drinks? Breakfast. Sobriety. Lunch. So let’s do a Bloody Mary to start.
Bloody Mary – vodka, heirloom tomato, spice
Avocado toast may be trendy but it’s just awesome so just order it. Terrine’s version had a piquant salsa verde making it a fun version of the now must-order.
For a refreshing brunch drink, try the Gordon’s Cup. It goes well with some of the more rich dishes.
Gordon’s Cup – Plymouth gin, lime, cucumber
I have too many witnesses in life. You want to ring my bell? Offer me fried chicken. And grits. What, together? Oh yeah, bring it on. These were particularly interesting because of the sweet maple. Although the chicken wasn’t too spicy, it made a nice contrast between sweet and savory.
I now know what my next favorite brunch drink is– two amari and a beer! I have never really been a big fan of mimosas but I can get down with the bitter orange, mysterious artichoke drink made a tiny bit bubbly with beer.
Italian Soda – Campari, Cynar, Pilsner
I’d been curious about the pizza since my first dinner at Terrine but we had other things so brunch seemed like a better time to try out a pie. We opted for the mushroom pizza, my second favorite type of topping after sausage. It was pretty good but…
Some purists might be horrified that prosecco is being used for a drink with champagne in its name. Bubbly fans probably wouldn’t care though. It is however, a good drink to have with food which is what you want at brunch.
Winter Champagne Cocktail – Prosecco, spiced cranberry cordial, lemon
My favorite pizza that day was the Brussels sprouts pizza which was just so umami-rific (terrific). That combo fish sauce and chilies were stellar. Plus a fried egg? Oh yeah!
More food-friendly drinks included the classics French 75 and daiquiri.
French 75 – Beefeater gin, prosecco, lemon
Daiquiri – El Dorado 3 year rum, lime, sugar
I did find the biscuit a tad dry but quick swipes of butter and apple helped it along.
Since I didn’t get to try more cocktails at dinner last time, I went off the brunch menu and ordered the rye cocktail from the dinner menu. It follows my favorite formula- brown, bitter, stirred.
What are you doing on Fridays for brunch now?