Sorry guys the past week has been crazy with moving, and I hadn't planned out too many blog posts and didn't want to just throw something up here without good content. In any case, things should be a bit more routine now.
August came and went (sad), and with it came two of my dearest friends' birthdays. Both Rabia and Mirona decided to have a birthday brunch at Central Michel Richard - not jointly but about two weeks apart. I had been before when the restaurant first opened its doors, and I must admit the brunch isn't quite as delicious as it was then. But, all in all, an enjoyable brunch.
This review is from Rabia's birthday brunch. They have a $27 Fixed Price menu with three courses. For the first course I ordered the Chopped Salad, which came served with chopped salami, cube mozzarella and chickpeas. It was mediocre at best. Last time I was there I ordered the Blueberry Pancrepes, which were better, but still nothing that impressive.
For the second course I stuck with my favorite choice! The Fried Chicken and Waffles. The waffles are a bit dry, but the cinnamon butter they are served with does sort of help that problem. The fried chicken isn't your typical southern fried chicken, but a delicious chicken breast coated in panko crumbs that leaves the fried chicken so perfectly crunchy and ridiculously juicy inside. Absolutely delicious!
The final course is the dessert course - yes, you heard me right, it's dessert at brunch. No one is complaining over here! Don't order the French Toast; I had a bite of a friend's dessert and it was just not good. I wish they would bring back the Creme Brulee French Toast that they use to offer on the menu; that was usually the highlight of the meal.
In any case I ordered the Chocolate Mousse, which has a surprise raspberry filling when you get to the middle. It's a dark, rich and smooth mousse.
The birthday girl ordered herself the Lemon Eggceptional and a cappuccino. I think she was more impressed with the cappuccino than the actual dessert. The dessert is a lemon tart served in a hazelnut shell. I had a bite; also wasn't impressed.
In any case...Rating: B-
Me with the birthday girl (on the right) post-brunch :) Side note: they do have bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and bellinis for $10!