Finally, it’s Memorial Day weekend; the official start to summer! One thing I love about weekends is brunch! It’s mandatory. Luckily, living in Boston there are so many great brunch spots to choose from. A couple of weekends ago, I attended Blog and Tweet Boston’s Blogger Brunch at Kinsale. The Irish pub is settled in downtown Boston. It honors its Irish roots with its celtic vibes and motifs. In the past, I’ve visited the Kinsale after work for drinks but had never for an actual meal. I was pleasantly surprised by the presentation and freshness of the food. The wait staff was great as the offered friendly smiles and appeared eager to please.
From start to finish my dining experience was wonderful. As I finished each course I grew anxious for the next. Instead of your typical rolls that are served at most places; Kinsale offered warm brown bread; which resembled bread pudding. The medallion shaped pieces were delightful. I would’ve easily filled up on them but remembered that I needed to save room for the rest of my meal.
Next up was the beet and pear salad, served on a bed of greens with caramelized walnuts. It was almost too pretty to eat. In the middle of the salad rested a fried goat cheese fritter/cake. When you cut into the goat cheese there was a warm and creamy inside. This was a wonderful contrast to the sweetness of the other ingredients; making the salad savory.
I’m someone who loves a great burger. I could probably eat a burger every day. The burger at the Kinsale did rise to muster. I ordered mine well done. Occasionally, at restaurants when I order a well done burger I am served something that resembles a hockey puck. Kinsale did not disappoint. My first bite was juicy and so tasty. The sweet potato fries that accompanied the burger were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
I didn’t think that I could consume another bite, but I never turn down dessert. It was hard to say no to the mud pie. Ingredients: Häagen-Dazs coffee, chocolate & vanilla bean ice cream, Oreo cookie crust, hot fudge. The sweet treat was worth the splurge.
When you go out for brunch, the drinks are almost as important as the food. The French 75 (gin, lemon juice, champagne and super fine sugar) was my cocktail of choice. I’m not much of a gin drinker but I enjoyed every sip of the refreshing drink.
S/o to Blog and Tweet Boston for arranging this delicious brunch! If you’re in the area, Kinsale is a place to try out. It will not disappoint. Their patio seating area is also now open. People watching and great food – that’s my kind of brunch!
Safe travels to all those who travelling this holiday weekend – and a big thank you to everyone who serve and protect our country!