Boston Brunchers Birthday

Happy birthday to you, Boston Brunchers! I can hardly believe it has been a year since the Boston Brunchers got started, and I was very excited to celebrate with everyone at Island Creek Oyster Bar on Sunday. I had only been to Island Creek for dinner and was interested in how their brunch would be

Island Creek Oyster Bar

We arrived to an already set up dining area. Each seat had a gift bag filled with some pretty great stuff, cook books, coupons, snacks, drink samples, and more. Renee from Boston Brunchers did a fabulous job of finding sponsors.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

After we did some mingling and catching up, we sat down to baskets of fresh pastry. Megan and I split the donut muffin pretty much right away, and then the group sort of dove in, tasting bites and sharing the rest of the pastries, including a warm cinnamon roll and raspberry coffee cake.

brunch

The set menu gave us a choice of three breakfast cocktails, and I chose the McCarthy’s Crossing: Clear Creek Pear Brandy, Spiced Honey, Rose Vermouth, Fresh Lemon, and Bubbles. When given a choice, I will always choose bubbles. Winking smile

brunch cocktail

lobster roll

And lobster. I had to go for the lobster roll,  a fresh roll overflowing with chunks of sweet lobster, dressed in a mayo and crème fraiche dressing with celery and pickles. The pickles really made it for me; they were a nice surprise. The chips and coleslaw on the side of the lobster roll were also delicious. I would definitely return to Island Creek for their lobster roll.

Boston Brunchers

Before we headed out, we got a group shot; it was fantastic to see some of my favorite bloggers all in one place on a Sunday morning. (Elina, Bianca, Melissa, Michelle, Elizabeth, Daisy, me, Megan). I love how Boston Brunchers has grown and how it has given me an opportunity to meet so many new Boston food lovers. Congratulations to Renee on a great year of hard work that has resulted in so much fun for everyone!

Do you love brunch as much as the brunchers do?

 

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A shout out to all of the wonderful event sponsors:

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  1. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    That lobster! Yum. This looked like such a fun celebratory brunch!

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  2. Megan’s avatar

    Great to see you on Sunday! I LOVE brunch!

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  3. Michelle’s avatar

    It was so great to see you two weekends in a row! xo

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  4. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    That drink looks delightful! And I do love me some brunch :)

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  5. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I had a lovely time with you ladies (inspite of my hangover hahaha). See you again soon!

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  6. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    The lobster roll looks delicious!

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  7. Alaina’s avatar

    Aw, some of my favorite people at that brunch!! I have got to make it to one of these events! I LOVE brunch!

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  8. Daisy’s avatar

    such a nice post you wrote honoring this event!

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  9. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Such a great brunch – sorry I missed you, but glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!

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  10. Elizabeth’s avatar

    So great seeing you at this. It was such a nice event

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