Whether it's a newfound preference for breakfast foods or just the best excuse for heavy daytime drinking, somewhere along the way, brunch moved up the dining ladder to become the favorite meal of the day.
Just last weekend, Thasos Greek Taverna jumped on the brunch bandwagon. The chic Greek spot is now offering healthy -- and not-so healthy -- brunch options.
Taking place on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant offers a selection of classical American brunch items and traditional Greek fare.
Breakfast items range from $8 to $16 with items like French toast ($11) with maple syrup, creme fraiche, and fresh berries; steak and eggs ($16), oak grilled twin petit filet mignon, two eggs, and Yukon gold potatoes; fruit & yoghurt parfait ($8), Greek yoghurt, seven grain almond granola, Thasos honey, and fresh berries.
More traditional Greek lunch items are available as well. Appetizers range from $6 to $18 and include options like Greek spread ($6 each/ $18 a platter), zucchini chips ($11) with tzatziki and almonds; and saganaki ($9), flamed keflograviera cheese, metaxa, and lemon. Entrees and salads range from $9 to $19 with offerings such as the summer salad ($10) romaine hearts, grilled peaches, walnut crusted goat cheese, tarragon honey vinaigrette; roast leg of lamb sandwich ($14), shaved leg of lamb, arugula, roasted red peppers herbed yoghurt, and rosemary fries; and oak grilled organic salmon ($19) with quinoa salad and orange-grapefruit citronette.
As should be the case, the restaurant offers a $15 bottomless brunch bar, which includes bloody marys, bubbles, and sangria. Stoli flavored vodkas, Veev acai spirit, prosecco, Skouras Greek wines, and fresh fruits and herbs are featured.
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