Friday, November 17, 2017

Food Friday: Bluestem Brasserie's New Brunch Menu

Bluestem Brasserie 1 Yerba Buena Lane


Bluestem Brasserie recently welcomed Trevor Ogden into their kitchen as their new Executive Chef. Chef Trevor hails from Park Tavern and brings with him over 15 years of experience, as well as a new weekend brunch menu, which I got to experience for the first time just this past Saturday. It should be no surprise that I couldn't pass up a brunch tasting at Bluestem. I frequent the restaurant often for happy hour and anytime I have a hankering for my favorite cake in the city.  I was really excited to try Chef's take on brunch, because it's truly my favorite meal. So what was on the menu? See more after the jump.

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Chef Trevor was inspired to create an egg-centric brunch menu that offered a little something for everyone. Along with the varying egg dishes, the menu offers a nice balance between sweet and savory. Contrary to popular belief, I favor savories over sweets in the morning. I love a good runny egg or a hearty meat dish. So, I had to try all of the egg dishes - deviled eggs, burrata frittata, and my favorite from the morning, the short rib crepinette. The deviled eggs featured candied pancetta, scallions,  pink peppercorn and house tabasco. One order is perfect to get your meal started. The frittata is made with seasonal veggies and topped with arugula and burrata. It was super tasty and great with a side of hot sauce or ketchup. When I read that one of Chef's new menu items was a short rib dish, I had to order it. The short rib sat atop sticky rice and a perfectly cooked fried egg - I basically gobbled it all up!

Now, just because I prefer savories, doesn't mean I will shy away from the sweets - we had french toast and a huge cinnamon roll that was too good to resist. I didn't have enough room to eat it all during brunch, so I took it home and it made for the perfect snack. Other dishes we ordered included the avocado toast, which featured ricotta and trout caviar. It's basically a must for all my avocado toast fans out there. And last, but not least, we also tried Chef's new buttermilk biscuits and gravy. The biscuits were cooked to perfection and came with pork sausage doused in country gravy. It's insanely filling, but in a really delicious way.

We got plenty of stares from other restaurant guests when all of the dishes came to our table. Essentially, because we ordered almost everything on the brunch menu, ha. But sometimes you just have to try it all! If that's you, too, don't feel bad - try it all and thank me later. Brunch is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11AM - 3PM.

Special thanks to the Bluestem team for having me over for brunch. Can't wait to stop by and try Chef's new lunch and dinner menus as well! 
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