It’s sometimes the case where restaurants serve brunch because they want to appease the dining public and their desire for guilt-free day-drinking (as well as use some leftover ingredients from the Saturday night dinner special in the omelet du jour) rather than a burning desire to serve ho-hum plates of pancakes and scrambled eggs. And can you blame chefs for not wanting to come in on Sunday mornings and instead enjoy the extra snooze-time?
Fortunately there are chefs like Rafael Palomino of Sonora Restaurant, for whom a menu is something to be crafted and given thought to.
“I have always loved brunch. I didn’t think there were many options in Westchester that offered a simple but fun brunch menu that had something for everyone,” he explains. “I wanted to create a brunch menu that has classic items such as eggs Benedict, French toast and of course avocado toast. I am happy to say that we only use organic eggs on our brunch menu. I think small changes such as organic eggs on the menu can really make our customers feel good about what they are eating.”
So indeed the overall theme is classic, though expect hints and touches of Palomino’s nuevo Latino love, such as Spanish-style goat cheese and sweet plantain croquettes, coconut shrimp in a Chino Latino lemongrass sauce, and a three-skillet Benedict with bacon, sausage, and chorizo, cheesy biscuits, two poached eggs, and a chipotle hollandaise. All brunch entrées and Benedicts (of which the are five!) come with a complimentary mimosa, bellini, or mango lemonade.
Keep in mind this is one of the best county restaurants (Ranking the Top 38 Restaurants article) so go in with high expectations — and my bet is they will be matched.
179 Rectory St, Port Chester
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