Weekend brunch has been pretty rare in my life these days. I can’t even remember when the last time I got together with friends for a fun weekend meal and good conversation. My foodie life seems to be centered on lots of afternoon or evening get-togethers this year, the former with those who have flexible non-9-to-5 hours and the latter mainly on the many, many after work drinks with former co-workers as everyone’s been moving on from our old company.
I love hanging out with a lot of my former work colleagues and one great thing is that many of them are foodies. Who doesn’t like trying new restaurants? Four of us were trying to get together recently but with conflicting schedules, it was just me and former coworker and friend, C. I suggested going to Little Park down in Tribeca and that’s where we ended up.
Little Park was on my list of places to visit during my birthday week. Since I ended up elsewhere at the time, it was still on my to-visit list and the online menu looked really promising. C and I met up this past Saturday and were treated to a lovely, lovely dining experience.
It was difficult to choose what to order since there were so many delicious items on the menu. Once nice thing is that there were plenty of vegetarian options so there’s something for everyone, whether one is a meat eater or not.
I ended up with the eggs my way (over easy), which came with fried garlic potatoes (sooo good) and toast (the waiter suggested multi-grain). I also ordered a side of their smoked bacon, which was just as tasty. It didn’t look like much food when it arrived but all of it was so filling and I needed a very long walk afterward just to feel better. C wanted to get the coconut and spelt pancakes but had a week full of carbs, so she chose the Heirloom Grain Porridge instead. The porridge was served with mushrooms (hen of the woods), poached eggs and pine nuts. It was a much lighter meal than mine but just as tasty and she liked it a lot.
Everything was wonderful and she and I both want to visit again. The food and service was excellent and I definitely want to check out the menus for other meal times and of course, dessert as well. Here’s hoping my next visit won’t be long in coming.