On a recent sunny Sunday, I was driving down Underwood Avenue leisurely watching families, couples, and the occassional pet bustle around the neighborhood when I noticed multiple parties go in and out of Dario's. I squealed to myself, Judas Johnson, Dario's does a Sunday brunch?!
Indeed, on Sundays from 10 am - 2 pm you can take in a deliciously casual brunch featuring many of Dario's staple menu items as well as some breakfast-specific entrees (including crepes!).
We arrived at 11:30 and had no problem securing a table. The crowd was a mix between large church going families, singles enjoying their meals over a Macbook or regular book, an adult's birthday party wherein the birthday gal herself sang "Happy Birthday" quickly as they arrived - it's really nice to see a patronage of this variety. I think it's a true testament to the quality of service and food.
I started out with a Cocktail St. Germain while Kerry opted for the Bloody Mary (do our drink orders sound at all familiar to you?)
We of course had to start our meal off with the Belgian Pommes Frites. Kerry pointed out that these are double fried, which essentially makes them double delicious. I'm pretty sure both of us burned the crap out of our mouths because these were so hot when they arrived. WORTH IT.
Both of us struggled decided what entrees to order because everything sounded so good. I settled on Oeufs Lucas (eggs, goat cheese, herb roasted tomatoes? yes please).
Kerry went with the Omelette Du Jour which was stuffed with hungarian sausage. Both of our dishes were delicious and we especially enjoyed our light side salads as well. Man, French people really have it right with these salads for breakfast. Don't get me wrong, I love you hashbrowns, but replacing you with a salad ensures I don't want to go home and immediately take a nap.
Among the other sights of the morning, a nearby table ordered a contraption which apparently held Absinthe. I'm not sure how appetizing Absinthe is around noon, but hey, to each their own. The same table also ordered a Calvados, which is an apple brandy warmed over a snifter filled with hot water. Now, THAT sounds delicious.
Both of us were pretty stuffed by the time we left, however we did decide the next time we brunch there, we're definitely sharing a crepe. And each of us could have probably killed a Belgian pommes frites all to ourselves. Seriously, if you find yourself at Dario's anytime soon you MUST get these!
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