A new Sunday Brunch Option in Charm City

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The Lord Baltimore Hotel announced this week that brunch service will be offered on Sundays – beginning this Sunday, September 7 – in the hotel’s signature restaurant, French Kitchen.

Brunch service will begin with fresh baked breads and pastries made on-site from Pastry Chef Donna Simmonds.

Starters on the menu, created by the hotel’s Executive Chef Michael Carstens, include:
Jambon et Melon ($10), house smoked ham du jour served with compressed melon, smoked pecans and a mint coulis;
Fruits de la Mer ($10), fresh shucked oysters on the half shell and a sweet Maine lobster claw served with a confit of garlic butter and a blackberry mignonette;
Salade Frisee aux Lardon ($9), frisee greens, black trumpet mushrooms, summer peas, soft egg and bacon jelly vinaigrette
Depuis de Jardin ($8), a local vegetable crudité served with a Maytag panna cotta, puree of cauliflower and a red wine jelly;
Soupe aux Oignons ($8), served with comte cheese on a toasted house baguette; and
Soup du Jour ($9)

Entrees featured on the brunch menu include:
Crepe du Jour ($14) and a Quiche du Jour ($13), both served with a salade printemps;
Saumon sur le Pain ($12), an arctic char gravlax BLT made with house made gravlax, tomato confit, garlic bacon crostini, butter lettuce, shallots and crème fraîche;
Porc et le Gruau ($14), maple and espelette glazed pork belly served with fine gruyère grits;
Français Toast de Brioche ($11), banana foster pan perdu, brioche, hazelnut crème anglaise, brown sugar caramel;
Oeufs Bénédicte ($18), crab cake benedict with succotash and peppadew hollandaise;
Poulet Gaufre ($15), fried chicken with a Meyer lemon waffle and a grilled peach jam;
Monsieur Baltimore ($14), farm fresh eggs cooked to order and served with breakfast potatoes and a choice of country sausage or pecan wood smoked bacon;
Salade Niçoise ($15), olive oil poached tuna, haricots vert, sauce gribiche, butter lettuce and pickled shallot; and
Steak Diane and Eggs ($17), New York Strip, brandy and tarragon cream, salt and chive pan-fried eggs and a buttermilk biscuit ($17).
Fresh juice and a choice of freshly brewed coffee or a selection of custom blended tea are included with brunch entrees.

Side dishes featured on the menu include duck fat breakfast potatoes ($5), seasonal berries with crème anglaise (market price), gruyère grits with fine herbs ($6), pecan wood bacon ($5) and country sausage ($5).

Desserts include Baked Alaska ($8), seasonal ice cream, lemon pound cake, flambéed kirsch and preserved fruit; Tarte Tatin ($9) house puff pastry, poached and braised pear served with mint raspberry gelato; and Tarte du Jour ($6).

Also available during brunch are Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers ($5) and bottomless champagne ($8).

Yum – I’m definitely going to check this out!

Amy Langrehr

Amy Langrehr is the blogger and Instagrammer behind Charm City Cook.She writes about food, drink, cooking and more in her hometown of Baltimore.
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