Hello My Foodie Followers….Saturday 11 May 2013, Al and I ventured north to NYC, with a fun party, for the day to see Wicked. For brunch, we went to The Glass House Tavern (www.glasshousetavern.com), a warm and welcoming tavern in the theatre district. We arrived slightly earlier than expected due to easy traffic and parking. Our hostess was gracious and seated us in the rear of the tavern near the fireplace. Iris, our server, was quick to arrive and offer us water and a bread basket. Our drink order was taken. Al had coffee, Larry had a corona with lime, Margo, Deanna, and I sipped water. We didn’t order appetizers. For our entree, I had a caesar salad with homemade dressing on the side, grated imported parmesan cheese and a parmesan crusted crustini. The salad was fresh and crisp, although a little boring looking, the dressing was divine. Al ordered the house special omelette with salmon and fresh side side salad with a homemade vinegarette. He also ordered the rosemary french fries. His entree was pleasing to the eye and colorful. His fries were served in a cone cup with a small vessel of ketchup. The fries were not as exciting as they sounded. Margo and Deanna ordered two entrees and split them in half and shared them with each other. Margo had the house quiche, served with broccoli and cheddar cheese in a pastry crust also served with a house side salad with a light vinegarette. Deanna had the fresh fruit French toast. The French toast was made with brioche and fresh, delicious berries were on the top and side. Light powdered sugar graced the top. A nice presentation with a great portion size..not too big, not too small. I feel like Goldilocks. Larry had the tavern burger with applewood bacon, delicious carmelized bermuda onions (which he gave to me..and yummy they were) and rosemary fries. His burger was served on a brioche roll. He ordered it medium well, which I personally would never do, but it was his burger. No complaints from anyone as we enjoyed our brunch. For desserts, Larry and Deanna had the ricotta cheesecake and beautifully layered, Al had the blueberry shortcake, and Margo had the zeppolis with dipping sauces. I had a spoonful of Al’s blueberry shortcake. It was sweet and delicious. The shortcake was like a scone, great body with a lemon curd. I had one of Margo’s zeppolis. They were as expected with a light powdered sugar. Overall, the brunch was tasty. Portion sizes were excellent. We left satisfied and ready to walk not feeling overly full. I award the Glass House Tavern 4.5 Diva Crowns out of 5….Bon Appetit!
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