By Priya Konings
Michel Richard’s Central is one of the staples of the DC’s dining scene, known for its classic French cuisine, upscale dining room, and impeccable service. Surprisingly, Central has decided to jump on the bottomless brunch bandwagon, complete with a three course menu and all you can drink bellinis, mimosas, and bloody marys, for just $35.00. (Without the drinks the menu is $25.00).
The menu is limited, but there are options for everyone. Appetizer choices include pancakes, a Caesar salad, French toast, and French onion soup. The pancakes are served with fruit compote which is delicious, although some maple syrup or powdered sugar on the side would have been an added bonus. Their salad and soup are menu classics, so you can always find success with those.
For your main course, highlights include eggs benedict, a mushroom and cheese sandwich served with a side of eggs, and waffles topped with maple cream. If you are indecisive, go with an egg dish: the French are experts in cooking eggs perfectly, so that they are still soft and creamy but not raw.
Dessert presents the hardest choice: lemon tart, chocolate mousse, or a berry bowl? When in doubt, always stick with chocolate. Here, the mousse is luscious and decadent, with raspberry jam hidden in the center, and crispy chocolate bites scattered on top.
Drinks are on the weaker side, so you may just want to order a beverage from the wine, beer, or cocktail list.