WESTPORT, Conn. -- Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a lazy Sunday, nothing beats the prized weekend ritual known as brunch. Where else, after all, can you pair gooey pastries and towering Benedicts with endless flutes of mimosas?
Who Has The Best Brunch In Fairfield County?
Redding Roadhouse, Redding
The Cottage, Westport
Five nominees are in the running for the “DVlicious best in Fairfield County,” each of which is being profiled this week. What follows are some tasty morsels to chew on, giving you food for thought before you click on your favorite.
Keep in mind you can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 29th.
Why Go: The Cottage’s simple white-washed walls and floors belie the complexity of its brunch dishes like the burratta and beet small plate prettily adorned with nasturtium greens and fettuccine carbonara with duck confit and smoked butter. But don’t worry, brunch traditionalists, you can get eggs (from Millstone Farm in Wilton), hash browns, and – gasp! – even the ubiquitous English muffin. Sit at the chef’s table and you'll be treated to a bird’s eye view of the kitchen.
Worth Waking Up For : The massive banana pancake with peanut brittle and maple syrup. Buttered lobster eggs Benedict with Meyer lemon (a Chinese citrus fruit that is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange) hollandaise sauce.
When: Sundays, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Prix Fixe? Yes and no. Two courses and a mimosa cost $25, but you can also order a la carte. And brunch for the kiddies will be modified accordingly.