Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A blogger filled weekend part 2 - Temple Bar

The Boston Brunchers have become an institution in the Boston Blogging scene.  A little over a year ago Renee started this group and it has grown in size and popularity every month since.  I went to my first brunch last St. Paddy's Day in Somerville and I have been dying to attend another ever since.

I was lucky enough to randomly get picked for this particular brunch hosted by Temple Bar in Cambridge! 

Best Banana bread I have had in years!  So delicious!
I LOVE Cambridge!  It is so easy to get to on the Red Line from Dorchester, especially first thing in the a.m. when I am sans breakfast!  When I arrived the majority of the group was already seated and chatting it up (Personally my favorite part of these events is finally meeting all the bloggers I talk to all day on Twitter)
Brunch started with lots of hot coffee and a blogger punch compliments of the staff.  This drink was very yummy with hints of spice notes (I think it was a champagne based beverage) but I was too busy chatting with Sean to hear the ingredients.
The Brunch menu was AMAZING and I really had such a hard time deciding on a main dish. I finally decided  on the “Croque” Eggs Benedict : Artisanal Sour Dough, Black Forest Ham, Swiss Cheese, Smoked Paprika Hollandaise, Home Fries.

I chose wisely friends!  The eggs were poached to perfection and just runny enough to cover everything on the plate in yoke goodness!  The sourdough was fresh and crunchy and the homefries were amazing (crunchy on the outside and perfectly fluffy on the inside).

Since I trained it over and really had no other plans for the day I ordered an extra spicy Bloody Mary. Holy Bloody Mary Goodness people!!!  Next to Armsby Abbey , I would have to say that Temple Bar has the best Bloody I have had in a long time!

Just when I thought I would never eat again, the amazing wait staff brought out a collection of desserts for us all to try.  Bloggers + Desserts= forks flying!

They served us an assortment of Creme Brule, Pumpkin Gingerbread Mouse, Cranberry Orange Cake and a Chocolate Bread Pudding.

They were all delicious but I actually professed my undying love for the Pumpkin Mouse here:

"@sailingfoodie: Found my true love Pumpkin Mouse/gingerbread from @TempleBar02138"
What? You don't normally see 16 people taking photos of their food?!

Again, I cannot say enough about this Brunch, the staff of Temple Bar and the general ambiance of the bar.  I highly recommend you get your toukas on the Red Line and make haste to Porter or Harvard Square.  Enjoy the short walk to this neighborhood gem!!

Temple Bar did provide Brunch for all the attendees of this event, but all opinions are my own.