I am not a brunch person at all. I politely mentioned this to my daughter around Mother’s Day so she would spread the word. Much to my surprise, bright and early on Mother’s Day we were off, on our way to brunch with my family. I quietly asked my daughter if she happened to break the news to my husband and she said, “Yes I did but Dad said not to worry. You will like this brunch!” Well, I have to say, I did enjoy brunch because it was in Brooklyn. My family knows me well.
We made our way to Park Slope to wonder the streets, explore the sweets and indulge in a heavenly brunch before watching the America’s Cup races in NYC. We arrived at al di la Trattoria only to find an hour wait so we walked around 5th Avenue stopping into the many cafes, restaurants, and shops.
The Grand Central Oyster Bar is the next place on my list for drinks, lunch or dinner.
We picked up dessert at the Buttermilk Bakeshop. I could not pass up the Pink Grapefruit Pie and we were not disappointed.
Finally, brunch at al di la Trattoria was well worth the wait. The breakfast bruschetta consisting of 2 poached eggs, sauteed kale and chickpeas was tasty however the Tagliatelle al Ragu’ won hands down. To finish off the meal, we devoured the ricotta doughnuts and raspberry jam.
The day was not over as we headed into Manhattan to catch the America’s Cup races back in NYC for the 1st time since 1920. Conditions were ideal for racing. Emirates Team New Zealand captured the series winning the 6th race in a fight to the finish.
Wish we had these seats but overall, not a bad way to end the day!