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14 Apr

Brunch at Vic’s

Brunching isn’t always as carefree and relaxing for me as it is for others. I’m already limited to gluten-free options, but I still expect variety, quality… and a really good mimosa.

Though it lacked a designated gluten free menu, Vic’s had an extensive list of celiac friendly options. I knew what I wanted almost immediately, but perused the menu anyway to give the other options a fair fight. It wasn’t until after ordering my main course, and subsequent mimosas, that I truly noticed the restaurant’s incredible ambiance.  Wooden tables surrounded by exposed brick walls and accented with numerous plants; a glowing skylight added to an already incredibly sensory experience.

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I started with Vic’s Mimosa: fresh squeezed orange juice, pomegranate juice and cava. It was the perfect combination of fun and fresh- and not a drop too sweet. Our friend Sarah ordered the Kumquat Margarita which gave mine a run for its money. Made of Espolon Tequila, kumquats, fresno chili, lime, and a citrus salt rim, this drink was every bit as delicious as it was pretty to look at.

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Opting for a “hair of the dog” approach, Ari took on the Pickled Piper: tequila, pickle juice, lime, pickled pepper and topped off with a paprika-salted rim. I’m not a fan of the bloody mary, but I trust my partner in crime when she said it was the best she’s ever had, after all she is a self-proclaimed expert.

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At our table we ordered the Soft Scrambled Eggs, Poached Eggs, Sopressata Pizza, Turnips, Yukon Gold Potatoes and Heirloom Carrots.

Have you ever experienced table silence from delicious food? We were past that point. We all kept bragging after each bite… it was THAT good. I was responsible for the Soft Scrambled Egg order and I feel confident in calling it the best egg dish I have ever consumed. The eggs, soft scrambled with mascarpone, broccoli, and cippolini onions, have me yearning to go back.

The Sopressata Pizza was not gluten free so I had to rely on my company for the details. It was beautifully blanketed in sopressata, Calabrian chilies, mozarella, and thyme and was the hit of the table.

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With each dish comparable to, if not surpassed by, the former, Vic’s is a new Twinseperable favorite and chef Hillary Sterling is our hero.

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I feel it important to also compliment the staff. Our waitress was extremely friendly, knowledgable, accommodating and 100% down with our constant jokes and resulting laughter.

Gabrielle Levy
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