You’ve just taken a sip of your mimosa, when your plate arrives. It’s placed in front of you and you take it all in. The luscious yellow river of Hollandaise over the dome of poached eggs that are sitting on top of crisp Canadian Bacon and crunchy, buttery English Muffin halves. But the real beauty is when you take your fork, turn it on its side, and gently press it into one of those poached eggs, making the sunshine yellow yolk pour out. Then you cut a piece and take a bite.
That is brunch for me. And that is pure bliss.
As someone who carefully ‘watches’ what she eats to maintain her weight, I make sure I live by the 80/20 rule so I still have some fun. I’m generally stricter with myself during the week so I can have fun on the weekends. I love brunch, and eggs benedict, more specifically, so I generally let myself really splurge while I am out.
While recently visiting the brand spanking new State Street Provisions, located right along the Greenway by the aquarium, with a friend we let ourselves have a lot of delicious fun with their new menu.
Now, I’m normally like Joey from Friends, and I don’t like to share food, but everything looked so good so my friend and I split everything since we couldn’t decide what to get. It actually worked out perfectly!!
I typically order Eggs Benedict when getting breakfast or brunch, but when I read the brunch menu from State Street Provisions, I was really conflicted since I wanted the Apricot-Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast ($12). I loved french toast, but the stuffed french toast sounded extra incredible.
But the Butter Poached Lobster Benny ($19) sounded just as incredible. We both wanted to try it. I mean, how can you pass that up?!?! Buttery English Muffin topped with butter poached chunks of lobster, and poached eggs that are topped off with a Tarragon-Lemon Hollandaise.
So we ‘settled’ on ordering both the french toast and the eggs benedict to share. Such a tough situation!
We also, decided on getting a side of sausage ($3) and giving the biscuit ($3) a try too.
First our drinks arrived. My friend ordered the Dejeuener ($10), made with Aperol, Grapefruit, St. Germain, which she loved from the color to the taste. And my Aperol Spritz ($11) was so refreshing with its Aperol, Prosecco, and House-Made Soda.
Both were so enjoyable and just so pretty! Such beautiful colors!
And then the real stars of the show arrived!
The Apricot-Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast was a large plate of 4 thick stuffed french toast triangles. The pieces were arranged on the plate sitting in shallow pool of Maple-Molasses Syrup and topped off with Candied Pecans. Typically, the french toast is served with Candied Hazelnuts but substituted them for Candied Pecans when I visited, and I didn’t mind the substitution. I really enjoyed the pecan flavor and the texture of it.
This is a very generous serving of French Toast. You would need some stretchy pants to take on this baby. But every bite would be worth it! We had some leftovers and I brought my doggie bag back to my husband and he liked it too (even cold! h.a!)
One of the nicest things about the new State Street Provisions is the general ambiance of the space from leather banquets, rich woods, soft marbled stone, and the coolest lights.
My oh my, this Eggs Benedict. If you like Eggs Benedict then you need to order this Butter Poached Lobster Eggs Benedict. I insist upon it.
The buttery English Muffin made for a perfect bed for the large chunks of butter poached lobster. The pieces were large but still bite sized. While the lobster was poached in butter, it was not overdone. It was not dripping in butter, which I honestly was afraid of, like it would be overdone to prove it was butter poached.
The home fries were cooked perfectly with a soft, get firm potato that had a nice, crisp exterior. They were seasoned well with a bit of a spicy kick to them. They did a great job of scooping up the creamy Hollandaise Sauce. The pale yellow sauce was buttery and rich without being overpowering. Every bite felt like a special occasion.
My one comment about the dish was that the eggs were under-cooked, for my preference, with one egg being very undercooked. I am super picky about eggs, especially poached eggs. But don’t get me wrong, I completely understand how difficult it can be to make perfectly cooked poached eggs (no, I’ve never thrown a pot of water in the sink in disgust after my 4th failed poached egg. No, never…) But I am picky so it was my one comment about the otherwise perfect dish.
Our ‘impulse buys’ were just as good. The biscuit was incredible. It wasn’t very flaky, but it has such a great soft texture with a nice chew. The accompanying butter and jam were paired perfectly. The butter was soft and easy to spread on the warm biscuit. And then the homemade raspberry jam was luscious and perfectly sweet.
The brunch really made the weekend. It gave me the opportunity to relax, enjoy spending some quality time with a friend, drink some great drinks, and eat some amazing food.
State Street Provisions recently opened and I think that with what fantastic brunches like this they will be really successful! I’m really hoping to make it back before I move for another brunch or to check out their lunch or dinner.
English Muffin– 20/20 pts
Butter Poached Lobster– 20/20 pts
Poached Egg– 20/25 pts
Hollandaise- 25/25 pts
Homefries– 10/10 pts
Total: 95/100 pts
State Street Provisions
255 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
While I received this complimentary brunch in exchange for a review, all opinions expressed are my own.
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