We don’t bother much with brunch when we’re in Connecticut. I find it more of a regular occurrence in the City.
When a friend asked for recommendations, I had to really give it some thought. On the luxe side of things, Artisan came to mind. This restaurant opened last July and is nestled inside Delamar Hotel in Southport. We’ve never managed to wrangle a dinner reservation, so Sunday brunch was our first visit. While we were seated at a warm sunny spot near the bar, I still want to return this summer and experience the outdoor patio.
A few friends have asked what brunch is like at Artisan. It’s a good bet if your looking to enjoy an upscale, leisurely meal with great service. And by leisurely, I don’t mean the service is slow. This is a little pricier than your average brunch, you might as well sit back and enjoy.
Hanger steak, french fries, shallot sauce
Eggs Meurette, Sono Bakery English muffin, griddled tomatoes, bacon, mushroom, red wine sauce
Mimosa / Bloody Mary. Does anyone know – is the mimosa in an egg coupe glass?
chocolate pudding, hazelnut crunch, whipped cream
Warm chocolate ganache cake with pistachio ice cream
Artisan accepts reservations at Open Table and Sunday brunch begins at 11 am. In addition to the à la carte menu, there are a selection of entrees paired with a mimosa, bloody mary, coffee or tea for $19. Parking is valet.
If you have any other favorite brunch spots in Connecticut, I’d love to hear about them. Drop me a line in the comments section below.