Kyle and I LOVE BRUNCH… Of course we like eating it but unlike most chefs we like cooking it as well. If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant with brunch you probably know that not many chefs love (or even like,) working Sunday brunch. You are exhausted from Saturday night service and you can count on the fact that someone will be late. The menu doesn’t include your normal mise en place so setting up the stations is a pain. You can count on every customer ordering at the same time. It basically has all the ingredients to create what is known as an epic sh*t show.
But the food is oh so good and the guests are all happy to be there. And it doesn’t hurt that at brunch it is socially acceptable to consume alcohol before noon…
Last Sunday, between frying doughnuts and baking sticky buns, I scurried around the kitchen snapping pictures of brunch service at Birch and Barley… Hope it inspires you to get off your bum on Sunday morning and get some brunch. If you come to Birch I recommend the Corned Beef Hash with Duck Eggs or the French Toast… I’m getting hungry just thinking about them!