Brunch is one of those distinctive culinary occasions that brings to mind a very specific scenario. You expect a relaxed tempo, a jovial atmosphere and menu that bridges the palates of the early risers with the pained and recuperating. Roppongi recently recruited Chef Michael McDonald (you remember… we had lunch with him a few months back) and the new brunch menu is all his.
Do a simple search for brunch around town and you will see that it can be pretty pricey BUT we were very happy to find that Chef Michael has created a great option for a great weekend meal.
Details: Brunch served every Sunday 10am – 3pm
French Toast was incredible! !!! Strawberries compote with almonds & basil The Bread & Cie french toast had a nice crunch, was fluffy & well balanced. yummmm.
A little Sunday morning serenade from an Ella-esque jazz musician, Lorraine Castellenos eases the day along
The Main Lobster Scramble was a nice alternative if you are not a fan of smoked salmon and again the fresh greens are light and great for a Sunday morning.
How’s that mimosa? It will never hit bottom. ~ Ron Fabor, Roppongi La Jolla General Mgr.
(Now that’s what I like to hear!)
Our favorite was this Smoked Salmon Omelet! Hit the spot with the fresh mint and faint dill sauce. The fresh heirloom tomatoes remind us it’s summer. Not to salty. Not too egg-y. (Egg whites mmmm) and the latkes were the perfect texture; not greasy.
This Bloody Mary’s got a spicy bite that hits the spot with the house made chunky mix.
This classic brunch dish was something we HAD to have. I’m a big fan of freshly made hollandaise sauce and Chef Michael’s was tasty and buttery. If you prefer yours with a little lemony tang, this may not be your best bet.
Get out there and brunch this weekend. Cheers!