Sunday, January 25, 2009

Brunch at Union

Yesterday we made the long (one block) trek to Union for brunch. Union is located on Washington Street in the South End and is owned by the same group that owns Aquitaine. Union is a relatively small restaurant with a sleek metropolitan feel on the inside; black leather booths, tall ceilings, and the feeling of airiness all contribute to the great atmosphere. Union's brunch menu isn't very large but I have a feeling, most things on it are very good.

I ordered the $9.95 Early Riser All Inclusive Brunch Special, which included:

Cinnamon Swirl Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Choice of:

Chef’s Special Omelet
Served with Homefries & Choice of Toast

Smoked Salmon Scramble
House Cured Salmon, Crème Fraiche, Scallions, Homefries & Choice of Toast

B-52 French Toast
Orange Marmalade, Maple Syrup and Smoked Bacon

Served with:
Fresh Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice
House Coffee and Tea

I chose the B-52 French Toast. While the coffee cake was just so-so, the French toast was awesome. Not too soggy and just the right thickness, the toast was battered in Frangelica, Kualuah, and Bailey's Irish Cream. The toast dipped in maple syrup and orange marmalade was a perfect combination. I also have to note that the coffee they serve at Union is really great. To me it had an almost chocolate taste to it. I asked the waiter what brand they brew and he told me it was Lavazza. I'll have to pick some of that up to try at home.

Bryan had the Huevos Rancheros. A crispy tostada with two eggs any style, black beans, cheddar cheese, home-fries & Salsa Ranchera ($11), Bryan liked it a lot. The tostada was nice and crispy, the eggs perfectly done (he asked for them over-medium) and the home-fries seasoned well.

Overall, we had a great experience at Union and will definitely be back for brunch and can't wait to try it out for dinner.

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