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La Flor

tigerwoman | Oct 17, 2004 08:46 PM

A friend came to visit today from Park Slope and wanted to do brunch so I thought of La Flor in Sunnyside. It didn't dissappoint. I haven't been there in more than 8 monthes and I am not really a breakfast/brunch person, but it was a pretty setting with delicious food and nice service at a very reasonable price.

We started out with a huge cup of cafe latte - my friend commented that you could go swimming in the cup, and a chocolate "brioche" - although it tasted more cakey than brioche - it was delicious and loaded with melted gooey chocolate. They took the time and care to warm it up in the oven (not microwave) without even asking us if we would like it warm, which was a pleasant surprise.

We purused the menu and decided to share an order of their delicious cornmeal crusted calamari with chipote mayo dipping sauce. This has always been one of my favorites there and again, it was crispy and tender with a delicious bite to the chipote mayo and not a trace of greasiness. We then moved on to share a Puebla Breakfast which was eggs scrambled with bits of chorizo sausage, potato, zucchini, & onions served with fresh tortilla chips and sides of red and green hot sauce (the green was extremely mild) - I was already full and only managed a few bites, but I was glad I did - even for someone who doesn't like breakfast, I would surely order it again.

Viko's wife waited on us most of the time and I asked about the new restaurant which is off of Roosevelt in Corona on 41 (?) and National Street. She didn't have a card or menu yet, but said they had opened yesterday.
She said the food is more Mexican 0- not really sure what that means, but am looking forward to trying it out - it's much closer to where I live (FH).

My friend and I commented that for the price and quality of La Flors offerings, the place was relatively empty (or not as crowded as one would expect at 10:30 on a Sunday morning)

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