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Absinthe Wine Bar: Brunch review

LeahBaila | Feb 26, 200905:43 AM    

For those looking to get the most bang for their buck in this crappy economy, Absinthe Wine Bar has an incredible $20 brunch special that includes an entrée plus 3 alcoholic beverages (Pineapple Mimosa, Mixed Berry Bellini, Pomegranate Mint Bellini, Absinthe Sangria, or the Mint Coconut Sparkler). Assuming that $20 (including 3 drinks) at any restaurant won’t present itself with much variety; the 12-item brunch menu covered its bases. From pancakes and omelettes to the Spanish Croque Madame, there certainly seemed to be something for everyone.
It was tough to narrow down, but I finally chose the Tunisian Breakfast as my brunch entrée. Arriving in a shallow bowl was a bed of roasted stewed tomatoes (almost like a very chunky marinara sauce) with sliced zucchini, topped with two perfectly poached eggs and bite size morsels of merguez sausage. Whole wheat pita points accompanied the dish. Each component of the entrée mated well together; with the exception of the dry pita bread (I would have preferred something denser). Every bite contained a hunk of poached egg drenched in a flavorful tomato and runny yolk bath followed by an explosion of flavor and texture from the outrageously delicious lamb sausage.

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