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Mare - Sunday Hunger Brunch

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Mare - Sunday Hunger Brunch

Taralli | Feb 27, 2006 09:39 AM

9 of my dinner club had the Hunger Brunch($35)for our 1st time at Mare on Sunday at noon. Most of us ordered the lobster sausage over mashed potatoes with braised fennel on the side. Sausages were light, flavorful & studded with lobster, mp sumptuous with butter. Only the fennel was rather tasteless. Other choices were a baked baccala, cheese, sundried & grape tomatoes in a small clay casserole, some savory crepes and a pizzeta w/roasted veggies. Everyone cleaned their plates. There was also a tuna burger, but no one ordered it or the dessert crepes. Dessert choices were tiramisu or hot rhubarb/apple tartlett w/small scoop of vanilla ice cream & squiggles of dark chocolate & burnt caramel on either side. Most of us got the tartlett that was mostly apples, but very satisfying. The light tiramisu was pronounced luscious. The majority had prosecco at a reasonable $8/gl. Service was excellent with patient explanations of the choices, water glasses refilled, plates cleared & timely orders taken for more drinks, dessert & coffee. We were seated along a bank of floor to ceiling windows. I was there 1st & immediately chose a seat with my back to them, as the room is very white w/grey accents & blinding with sunlight. In fact those that had sunglasses with them, who were facing the windows, left them on the entire meal. I think that the sheer grey decorative curtains gathered between the windows, might be better utilized to cover them on sunny days. There were several large parties enjoying the brunch, so it got pretty boistrous. Marisa stopped by in her chef's whites. Before we left, we asked our waitperson if she could stop by our table to thank her, but she'd zipped back to Bricco. Am looking forward to going back for a regular meal.

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