Be careful of brunch. Rather I should warn you that you should be very careful of “All You Can Drink” champagne brunches (or really “All You Can Drink” anything). In honor of BFF’s upcoming wedding, a few of her friends and I treated her to a casual ladies brunch at Paradou, in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The Meatpacking District always amazes me because I remember when there were transvestite hookers roaming the streets, and when they did in fact pack meat there (there was blood in the streets…literally). Now it’s a pretty chic part of town. Go figure!
Paradou has a special brunch option of $29 for certain entrees with all you can drink champagne (most likely sparkling wine..there’s a difference you know) drinks including mimosas, bellinis, kir royales, champagne with mango puree, yadda yadda yadda. May I just say that this might be a bad move if you actually want to do something with your day afterwards.
BFF was pretty happy with the surprise.
I will say that Paradou has lovely holiday decor, and it helps to be in a pretty place when you’re on your third kir royale. Sigh..
I got the lamb burger. I guess I was secretly wanting to compare it to The Breslin’s.
Quite good by the way! Maybe it’s just a lamb thing?
Of course, the real star of the show and the reason why I fell asleep on my couch at 6pm and sent my husband a couple of questionable texts (well, we are married…I can do that) were too many of these:
The funny thing is that at my age, I almost never go out and drink much of anything, so I think this one time I won’t feel too bad.
Happy Weekend, and watch yourself at those holiday parties!!