If you’re anything like us you love two things in this world; one is brunch. The other is planning your brunch and looking forward to every last well-earned morsel you’ll be putting in your mouth this weekend, come Hell or high water. While D.C. is chock-full of incredible brunches–you can find them in our extensive D.C. Brunch Guide here–the seasonal menus and specials rotate faster than you can scarf down that cinnamon roll. Fear not. We’re here to help with five new brunch specials to try this weekend for maximum foodie nirvana. Dig in, D.C.
It’s no wonder we’re recommending anything from José Andrés; when he kicks off new menu items, you try them and starting this Saturday, February 1, you can sample new Jaleo brunch additions. We’ll rephrase that. This Saturday you can get your hands/taste buds on new José Andrés brunch. Got it? Good. Treat yourself to new brunch tapas like sautéed rice served with tomato, fried egg and Ibérico pork belly as well as pancakes made with Spanish extra virgin olive oil. You can even taste your way through organic fried eggs and fried potatoes with sea urchin add-on. This should be a no-brainer.
- Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive just revamped its brunch menu with a new taste of the south. Get yer mitts on the Sweet Potato Andouille Hash with two poached eggs and a cheddar-scallion biscuit or some Grillades and Grits served with braised pork cheeks, cayenne stone grits, two sunny side eggs, a chipotle ham hock broth and crispy onions. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. If you’re looking for something sweet, try the Sticky Cinnamon Roll in a cast iron skillet with cream cheese frosting and caramel bacon sauce, or the Daily Doughnuts in rotating flavors like Boston Cream and and Spiced Sweet Potato.
- Alba Osteria
Not in the mood for tapas? This Saturday Alba Osteria launches its new bottomless brunch which includes breakfast pizzas, egg dishes, pancakes and meatballs along with four brunch cocktails. Is your mouth watering yet? No? What if we told you you could order fried eggs with tomato sauce and fried house-made meatballs with potato? Or the poached eggs with burrata cheese, house-cured salmon, green sauce, grilled ciabatta and fried potato? Maybe the buckwheat ricotta pancakes with with lemon and blueberries are more your style? Any way you choose, you can’t lose.
- Café Bonaparte
Looking for French cuisine this weekend? This ever-reliable spot just updated its brunch menu with items like the Bastille Crêpe (ham, cheddar cheese crêpe topped with fried egg), the Rembrandt Omelet (brie cheese, fresh parsley, sun dried tomatoes), and the Mona Lisa (Poached egg in a baked crepe cup, red onions mushrooms, provolone, parsley). BONUS: Throughout the entire month of February all Nutella crêpes are half-off. February starts this weekend. You know what to do.
- Blue Duck Tavern
And if you’re hoping to reign it in after the holidays, Blue Duck Tavern just added some healthy brunch items to the menu in honor of American Heart Month. Eat your way through gluten-free, low-sugar, and egg white options like the Egg White Frittata with potato, charred onion, kale and Romesco, or the variety of freshly baked, gluten-free coffee cake and muffins in carrot & apple, and chestnut & brown sugar. If anyone can make healthy delicious, it’s Blue Duck.