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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
A shout out to all of the wonderful event sponsors:
- America’s Test Kitchen
- Arax Market
- Barefoot Wine
- The Biltmore Bar and Grille
- Boston Ballet
- Boston Center for Adult Education
- Boston Food Finds
- Cow & Crumb Baking Company
- Cumberland Farms Farmhouse Blend
- Dorado Tacos & Cemitas
- Dore Creperie
- Doves and Figs Kitchen
- Eversave Boston
- Foodies of New England Magazine
- Four Seasons Boston
- Hair Cuttery
- Harvard Common Press
- KO Catering & Pies
- The Langham, Boston
- Local 149
- Phillips Candy House
- Pop! Marketing Communications
- Pretzel Crisps
- Stages of Beauty
- Stonyfield Farm
- Whole Foods River Street