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Prelog's brunch

slowcoooked | May 17, 2015 03:36 PM

Brunch today was an unexpectedly good time at Prelog's. We arrived to a 30% full adorable space (great patio too) with smiling greeters. Quickly chose the bubbly buffet and were shown the three stations: (1) pastries (pan au chocolat, croissants, cinammon rolls, etc.) - each was exquisite and watch out easy tiger; (2) salads and cold cuts and smoked salmon; (3) deserts, muesli, cheeses. They also had a menu board of five or so hot entrees made to order included in the buffet price. As can be seen the line items are kept in smallish amounts and we loved the concept - small, refill often, keep it fresh as a menu. It worked beautifully. Just adjacent to all the food is the kitchen so it's easy for the chefs to keep it seamless. We each had the pork belly hashbrown egg dish and it was spectacular. The meat was meaty not fatty, and melted in the mouth. perfectly sunny side up egg, and the hashbrowns were tiny little potatoes cooked and seasoned to perfection. we cleaned our plates. the lox was delicious. we each thought the cinnamon roll was the best we ever had. the croissants were half size and had a great crunch and texture. paired with their very good and green herb butter spread or honey butter. One of my favorite items (and mind you everything was very good to outstanding) was the shrimp salad, kind of a paprika , sour cream, mayo small shrimp mixture with cucumber slivers perhaps? loved it. I'm an east coaster, so shrimp mayo salad is close to my heart and I'm picky about it. I got three of these. When we bit into the cinnamon roll, we actually simultaneously laughed out loud and I think I said F$%K that's good. The head chef Flo and his wife spent a bit of time with us and they seem charming, as was every staff person that came by. The bartender kept the bubbles flowing perfectly and nary a dirty plate was on the table more than ten seconds it seemed. not over bearing. just good service. expensive - some will bitch about that but we loved it. this is really good, and interesting food. not your typical brunch fare (I'm looking at you Four Seasons). If you don't do bubbles (20 bucks bottomless) or do as much as we did you can get out of here for the same cost as Fonda and less than Four Seasons. If it stays this good, I may call this my favorite brunch buffet in town.

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