Today is Sunday and there is nothing I like more on a Sunday morning than a good brunch. Brunch with a good friend is even better! My friend, Ms. S., and I have been meeting monthly for brunch since last year and it is a treat I look forward to every time it rolls around.
I had my coffee at home (I don't function until that happens), took the pup out for a walk in the snow and got ready to head out. Another reason I like brunch: it is an excuse to pull together a cute weekend outfit! Today, I went with black skinny jeans, a cute white blouse covered in black hummingbirds (sadly sold out but a similar shirt can be found here), a hot pink sweater, and earrings from Jardin. Simple, warm, and bright on a cold winter day! I would have liked to rock some studded motorcycle boots with this - just to edge it out a bit - but, as there is two feet of snow on the ground, I had to go with the regular ole winter boots.
Once I bundled up, I headed into town to meet the Fabulous Ms. S., at The Norwich Inn which is our regular spot for brunch. We were sad to discover upon our arrival that they no longer do Sunday brunch which was quite a bummer. And a note to the Norwich Inn: it might be a good idea to put this information on your website...just sayin'. So, we then decided on a second spot...alas, the runner up was not open either...ahhhh....life in the sticks - where things close at 6 pm and sometimes just can't be counted on to open at all...
Third time, thankfully, was the charm! We drove to the neighboring town and brunched at Market Table. Although it tends to be a bit noisy, I really love Market Table. It is one of the few restaurants in our area that has a different look to it. Rather than dark woods and kitschy decor that most places around here sport, it has clean lines, lots of natural light and a slightly industrial feel. The kitchen is also semi-open so you can always see a little bit of what is going on as they whip up a yummy dish for you.Ms. S., started off with a decaf macchiato and I went with a hot cup of herbal tea. We then moved on to the serious stuff and ended up ordering the same thing: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and greens.
The eggs were seriously the best part of the meal - they were slightly wet but not runny - just the way I like 'em! We chatted and spent a good deal of time sharing what has been going on in our respective lives until our plates looked like this. What a nice way to spend a Sunday morning, I say!
If you are a local, I definitely encourage you to check out Market Table - I have never had a bad meal there and the service is always wonderful. And, although we did not indulge today, their desserts (especially their sticky toffee pudding and baked alaska!!) are just amazing. I would probably not do a business meal there as the acoustics make it a bit loud, but otherwise it is a truly awesome spot.