2
Sep
2014
A Brunch To Remember

A Brunch To Remember

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of dining at one of my very favorite restaurants—Vin Rouge in Durham, North Carolina. This charming bistro won me over when I was a student at Duke University. The authentic French cuisine, the warm and inviting atmosphere, the friendly and attentive service. It was love at first bite. To this day, I dream about their rich, delectable gratin de macaroni with bacon and gruyere cheese. That decadent, cheesy masterpiece is unforgettable. So even though my North Carolina adventures took me a full 90 miles from my beloved Vin Rouge, I couldn’t miss a meal at one of the tastiest places on the planet.

Cut to the most delicious brunch I’ve had in years. First, a frothy cappuccino and crusty French bread with butter. Then, fluffy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, shallots, and capers, and a petite salad. And let’s not forget my favorite part. Homemade pomme frites. The perfect complement to fresh greens and eggs, these crunchy, salty delights put your average French fry to shame. This, my friends, was a truly superb brunch—well worth my impromptu drive to Durham.

One insider’s tip. If you enjoy a mimosa or two with Sunday brunch (and who doesn’t?), make sure you arrive after noon. Those pesky North Carolina blue laws ban a.m. boozing on Sundays.

2 Responses

  1. Margaret Austin

    Love this place. Remember eating there when you where at Duke. Had the exact same breakfast that you had. Bring a smile to my face.

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