Last Sunday I went to New York, New York to visit my older brother Michael who lives in Queens. As you may know, NYC is a prolific city when it comes to food and food history and is also the home to some of the finest restaurants in the world. While there are many five star restaurants and fancy dines in the city, today I'd like to tell you about a cute little restaurant that isn't too cheap and isn't too expensive either, but will give you exactly what you want if you're looking for a great BRUNCH. When my family and I decided to go Eatery in NYC, all we wanted was a good brunch and that is exactly what we got.
For my brunch I ordered their "e-benne," a new age version of an old classic, eggs benedict. Pictured below, the e-benne is two poached eggs on top of a potato-vegetable pancake, with you choice of ham or smoked salmon, and a chili hollandaise on top of all of it. This dish is technically perfect, and all the ingredients are fresh and delicious. The hollandaise is a little bit spicy, but it helps bring out all the flavors in the veggie pancake, which in turn soaks up the runny yolk from the poached egg.
My sister ordered the house pancakes, which are a special that change daily. That day, they were coconut walnut pancakes that are pictured below. While they don't look like they have all that much coconut on or in them, the one thing that you can't see is the flavor. When you bite into a piece of the fluffy pancake, coconut flavor bursts throughout your mouth. Behind it is a subtle flavor of walnuts that hides in your palette just waiting to be savored. The flavor is second to none, and the pancakes are just fine and fluffy.
Bottom Line:If you're looking for a great meal on a random morning in New York, head over to Eatery. However, get there early or make reservations because there might be a wait. Even if there is, stay around and wait, because it'll be worth your time.
For more about Eatery, head to their website at http://www.eaterynyc.com/