Miss Yunks has enjoyed several delicious brunches over the past year with the Boston Brunchers. Renee organized our first brunch for a handful of bloggers to enjoy one of our favorite meals together. Since then, she’s evolved the group into something that 28 companies wanted to sponsor and 40 bloggers wanted to attend. Well, I’m sure closer to 100 bloggers wanted to attend, but there were only seats for 40. Island Creek Oyster Bar hosted the Boston Brunchers’ birthday brunch and served a complimentary brunch to all of the attendees. Our sponsors contributed gifts for a goody bag and prizes for a raffle.
Island Creek Oyster Bar set the stage, or rather the table, for a classy upscale brunch. I was excited to catch up with other bloggers, to try Island Creek’s brunch for my first time, and to get started on this generous mug of hot coffee.
I really like the mug itself, and the coffee hit the spot as well. To sit next to my coffee, I ordered a McCarthy’s Crossing cocktail. A mix of pear brandy, spiced honey, rose vermouth, fresh lemon, and champagne, I’m glad I tried this perfect brunch cocktail.
The Brunchers occupied four tables and each table received a few baskets of pastries to share.
We cut each pastry to share so we could each taste a little of everything. The donut muffin was my favorite as it was the most unique. The muffins, scones, croissant and cinammon roll were served warm and tasted freshly baked. The cinnamon roll was so good that Elizabeth ordered another one for sharing.
For our entree, we had a choice. The only vegetarian entree option was cinnamon french toast with caramelized bananas. Sounds delicious, sure. But, I’m a pancake girl and highly prefer them over french toast. So when I heard Elizabeth ordering a vegetarian omelet off of our special menu, I jumped on board and ordered one too.
The potatoes on the side were creamy and spicy, complimenting the savory omelet.
I loved that this omelet was full of veggies and I loved that Island Creek was so accommodating to offer a dish not featured on the brunch menu. Excellent service in restaurants is almost as important as the food to me, and Island Creek Oyster Bar had impeccable service and tasty food prepared fresh.
I had a great time celebrating the Boston Brunchers first birthday and will always remember it thanks to our sponsors and all of the goodies I went home with that day. I can’t wait to start using the Cook’s Illustrated cookbook! For a complete list of our sponsors, see the list here.
Thanks again to Renee for planning all of our fabulous brunches!