I shall keep this post short and sweet so that you can focus on the pictures of this amazing food.
I had never even heard of Avenue One before getting an email about it. It’s a hidden gem in Boston. Located at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, Avenue One offers a lot of dining options, including live music on The Terrace after-work Tuesday- Friday. While being smack dab in the City the Terrace offers a quiet outdoor setting to enjoy food and drink, which we really savored.
As soon as I heard that Avenue One was going to host a preview of new brunch menu items for Boston Brunchers, including some dishes like Lobster Eggs Benedict, I knew I would have to clear my Sunday morning and sign up. Plus, for the first time, they were going to put the brunch spread outside on The Terrace for us too!
The pancake and french toast station featured cooked to order french toast with stone fruit and a triple chocolate pancake.
This bread and fruit station offered fresh danishes, muffins, and croissants. The fruit was stunning with a variety of melons.
Executive Chef Kelly Armetta explained that he goal is to keep things fresh, local, and seasonal. The majority of the fresh fruit was local, including the freshest strawberries.
I am still dreaming of this bowl of granola, fresh yogurt, and jam. The granola was amazing. Plus gluten free!!! Chef Armetta explained that he makes the granola gluten free to have something for people with Celiac or a gluten sensitivity. The dried fruit, including apricots, textually played well with the crunchy oats and nuts. I wish I could by this buy the pound to take home. Maybe I’ll have to work something out with the Chef
The new take on a carving station. Tired of typical roast beef and ham? This charcuterie spread put a big spin on the typical meats offered at brunches.
Out of every amazing thing I tried at brunch, I have to say that this poached egg salad was my least favorite. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing particularly awful about it. It was down right amazing with it’s poached egg, fresh greens, and fresh fruit. I did not like it because of the dressing. I felt it was unnecessary and made the salad soggy.
I was in awe of the teeny tiny fresh strawberries.
Standing tall… the Bloody Mary and the muesli shots. The Bloody Mary was enjoyable with a bit of a kick from horseradish. The muesli shots were a bit hit because they were super rich from the addition of heavy cream to the muesli.
I highly suggest Avenue One to travelers, as well as Boston locals. You are going to leave full, happy, and grateful that you spent your morning at Avenue One because of such a fanastic experience.
*These opinions are my own. While I won a $25 gift certificate for future use, I paid for my brunch.*
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Your photos look awesome! I wish we had fun events like this around here.
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I want strawberries and french toast now … thanks a lot :p lol Food looks fantastic!
This does look nice, especially the Lobster Eggs Benedict & the locally sourced seasonal fruits & pastries, think that I could try the carvery platter, however the setting is lovely…
Afraid that I would have to pass on the rest…
Great pics though & thanks for the posts.
Odelle Smith. (U.K.)