Monday, February 06, 2012

Cedric is a sure spot for hefty Harlem brunch in NYC (2-5-12)

We spent Sunday with a friend who lives up in Harlem and the truth is
the restaurant scene is really hopping there.
We headed to the newly opened CEDRIC (185 St. Nicholas Ave.;
212-866-7766) at 119th Street, which is a clean open space with
exposed brick, blond wood tables and floor to high ceiling windows and
huge portions as well.
There are many options and almost all come with tasty frites, as this
is French bistro style food.
Samuel's Blueberry Pancakes with Bacon & Scrambled Eggs are french fry-
less, so he picked off other's plates and ate only the pancakes which
he loved.
EGGS BENEDICT was a happy choice with perfectly cooked eggs as were
the EGGS NORWEGIAN (the same with Smoked Salmon). Ham & Cheese Omelet
got high marks and there are lots of burgers with the HAMBURGER a
CHEVAL having a runny fried egg atop.
MUSSELS come in many styles and the THAU version is with a light
creamy Ginger Lemon Grass broth that I could not resist mopping up
with the crusty sourdough bread.
The HAUTES COTES de BEAUNES 2007 Clos de Perriere from Domaine
Sebastein Magnien is a reasonably priced lighter style Burgundy that
is great for brunch as well.
The 7 of us schmoozed and dined leisurely and loved every minute and
every bite!