Monday, October 24, 2011

Boston Brunchers' One Year Anniversary Party

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of partaking in the Boston Brunchers one year anniversary party at Island Creek Oyster Bar. The Boston Brunchers was started by Renee and a group of bloggers who met at a blogger dinner, where they discovered their shared love for brunch. Now, the Brunchers meet up at least once a month to catch up, network and enjoy delicious food at restaurants all over the Boston area.

This particular brunch had about 40 people in attendance and a slew of sponsors (many of them local businesses) - and every bruncher left with a hefty goodie bag filled with coupons, cookbooks and culinary samples.

The meal started with a freshly baked pastry basket for the table. The basket consisted of a blueberry muffin, doughnut muffin, cinnamon roll, butter croissant, raspberry coffee cake and a citrus scone. I went for the scone, which was perfectly flaky and packed with fresh citrus flavor. 

As I waited for my meal, I sipped on a Bloody Mary, which came with extra fixings (hot sauce, horseradish, etc.). I added some Sriracha to mine, which made it wonderfully spicy (without this addition, the Bloody Mary was pretty tame).

For my entree, I went with the Cinnamon French Toast, which was piled high with caramelized apples and toasted walnuts. I'm not a big sweets-for-breakfast kind of person, and feared this might be a little too much for me - but it was a surprisingly savory dish. The toast was cut thick and grilled enough to withstand the weight of the apples, which was quite an impressive feat. I would definitely order this dish again.

Island Creek Oyster Bar served us Brunchers a fantastic meal. Thanks to them, Renee and the sponsors below for such a fabulous brunch! (And thanks to Megan for the list below).


  1. No one at my table got the FT! Glad to see it was a great dish and wonderful to see you as always!

  2. Mmmmmm I love ICO Bar- and this looks delicious. I have to say-Im not a big sweets for breakfast person either- aside from the occasional pancake "situation" but this looks very tasty

  3. It was such a lovely brunch! Nice seeing you there :)

  4. Ha ha. You're welcome! I wish we had gotten a chance to catch up! Next time!

  5. Daisy, Michelle, Bianca, Megan - Great seeing you all, too!

    Fiona - it was tasty! I highly recommend it.

  6. I can NEVER ever bring myself to order sweets, but I always make sure to take a bite of some one elses :) Thank you so much for all your help in making this a special event!