Brunch at The Fireplace with Boston Brunchers

Miss Yunks had never been to The Fireplace, so when she saw the Boston Brunchers planned a brunch there she jumped on the opportunity to attend. Last Sunday, she trekked across town to join some lovely Brunchers in Brookline.

The Brunchers were told we could order anything we wanted from the brunch menu. While I was deciding between an egg dish or pancakes, this hunk of bread was served and made my entree decision a lot easier: eggs it is.

Bread was served warm – my favorite! I nibbled the bread, which I believe was potato bread with specs of potato skin, and sipped my hot coffee, while we perused the menu.

I love a strong coffee, and The Fireplace’s brew met my high coffee standards. I also appreciated how the refills kept coming. We decided to share a few salads with the table and order our own entree. Orders of the crispy cornmeal waffle and challah french toast also made their way around the table. I had a bite of each and each was delicious. We weren’t sure what to expect with the crispy cornmeal waffle. Would it be fried and crusted in cornmeal? It turned out it was not fried, just made with cornmeal. It was crispier than a traditional buttermilk waffle but still had a pleasant texture and was soft in the middle. I’d happily eat a whole order!

We shared the Beet & Orange Salad over Boston Lettuce with Parsnip Chips, Brebis Blanche Sheeps’ Milk Cheese, Toasted Walnuts & Citrus Vinaigrette.

Not surprisingly, the salad was delicious. Orange, beets, and creamy cheese are strong complimentary flavors and combine for a perfect early spring time salad.

I internally debated over ordering the Rustic Vegetarian Hash with Mushrooms, White Beans and Caramelized Onions, Poached Eggs and Hollandaise or the Three Egg Omelet with Broccoli, Tomatoes and Scallion and ultimately decided to order the vegetarian hash, but with scrambled eggs instead of poached eggs with hollandaise.

The sun joined us around the time our entrees were served so please excuse the shadow! We had a window seat and the sun was welcome company; it just wasn’t the best addition to photos. My brunch entree was a very generous portion of hash, topped with a generous serving of scrambled eggs and a slice of multigrain toast on the side. The eggs were fully cooked and the hash was tasty. The white beans added a creamy flavor that gave the potatoes a little flavor boost.

Overall, I was happy with my brunch experience at The Fireplace. The service was impeccable; our server was accommodating, patient and kept the coffee flowing. The food was fresh, homestyle comfort food, and the company was a lot of fun! I had a great time chatting with Michelle, Shelby, Shelby, Jen and all of the other Boston Brunchers!

My opinions on this brunch were not influenced by the fact this meal was complimentary to the Boston Brunchers.

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  1. Renee Eat.Live.Blog
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    I am so sad I missed this and didn’t get to see you! It has been WAY too long. Hope all is well!

  2. Michelle Collins
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

    So great to see you and catch up!

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