Boston Brunchers‘ first August brunch was at OM in Harvard Square. This summer has been crazy busy and I’ve loved it, but I’ve felt a little disconnected from the Boston blogger world and was happy to have the opportunity to connect with some fellow bloggers over brunch. I was also happy that this brunch was in my neighborhood! I enjoyed chatting with Audrey, Bianca, Renee, and her sister (who shares my sister’s name). OM treated us well and offered us a special deal. We were able to order anything from their modified brunch menu to eat and try their lychee bellini at no charge. We just paid a tip at the end of the meal. Being able to order whatever we wanted made this brunch feel like a buffet.
We all started with the lychee bellini, made with pureed lychees and champagne. The lychees lend a more subtle flavor than a typical bellini with peach and was very sweet. I like sweet drinks and thoroughly enjoyed this brunch treat.
Each of the brunchers wanted to order an egg dish for our main meal, but we also wanted to try the French Toast stuffed with chocolate and banana and the Lemon Pancake served with Orange Honey Butter. OM served us several plates of each to share as an appetizer.
The french toast was incredible. I don’t normally go for french toast (I’m a pancake girl) but this was heavenly. The challah bread was so light and fluffy it was almost cake-like. I loved the thick slices and I always love the combination of chocolate and banana. I’d order this dish again and eat it all myself.
I was honestly a little disappointed with the pancake. It was plenty good and had a very strong fresh lemon taste, but as a pancake it just didn’t do it for me. If I ordered a pancake dish and was served one pancake, I think I’d be a little disappointed. The orange honey butter was impressive as I could distinctively taste the orange and the honey.
For my meal, I ordered the Kerala Scramble and substituted the salmon with spinach. The Scramble contained caramelized onions and green chiles. The dish also came with tomatoes, which weren’t listed on the menu, but I love roasted cherry tomatoes and these were perfect. The eggs were scrambled just how I like them; dry. The salad on the side had a lemon vinaigrette which I enjoyed and the flatbread was good but nothing special. I was pleased with my brunch choice.
We also asked for some potatoes for the table to share. OM’s potatoes are teeny tiny and spicy on their own, then served with sides of ketchup and a spicy sauce. They were a little too spicy for me but I liked the taste and everyone gobbled them up. Overall, I was happy with my brunch at OM and would eat there again. If I had the whole menu to chose from, I would order the Asparagus, Goat’s Cheese, Tomato Omelet.
Thanks to Renee for planning another successful brunch!