Winter 2015 Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Food Blogger Brunch at Verde

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Brunch Menu at Verde
Winter 2015 Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Verde Brunch Menu

*DISCLAIMER*: I do not seek monetary benefits from neither Pittsburgh Restaurant Week nor Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina. I am just a Pittsburgh Foodie, who enjoys sharing her foodie adventures with others. Pictures were captured with an iPhone 5s and edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended.

Brian McCollum (Founder/Director of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week) and Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina graciously hosted a FABULOUS Food Blogger Brunch on Sunday, January 11th, 2014. Verde offer most of it’s usual Sunday brunch dishes, but also introduced a “Pittsburgh Restaurant Week only dish” that I could not WAIT to taste!

I was glad to reconnect with fellow bloggers Lou of Pittsburgh Happy Hour fame and Tasha of The Food Tasters‘ blog. Also, I FINALLY had the opportunity to meet Terri, the woman behind the Parmesan Princess blog!

Bacon from Verde
BACON!!

Here is my delightful brunch side dish: bacon with coriander brown sugar. Let me tell you: some of THE best bacon I’ve EVER had! Wherever (or whomever) Verde acquires its bacon from, I can tell it’s good quality bacon! Pair that with brown sugar and coriander, and you have a winning combination!

Mexican French Toast from Verde
Mexican French Toast from Verde

My main dish for brunch: Caballeros Pobres– Mexcian French toast: egg-battered brioche, shaved blackberry gastrique, fresh berries, apple slices, whipped cream, granola and cumin-spiced maple syrup.  First of call, you can never go wrong with brioche french toast. I loved the savory-ness of the brioche and cumin, paired with the sweetness of the blackberry gastric and the maple syrup. This dish has my seal of approval!

Not pictured: fresh-squeezed orange juice (which was INCREDIBLE)! We also received complimentary shots of a coconut-nut flavored beverage. I don’t know what it was, but it was GOOD!

There you have it, folks!

Three Cheers to good food, fabulous art & cultural events,

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

Verde’s website

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Week’s website

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Week’s Twitter page

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week’s Instagram page

Pittsburgh Happy Hour’s blog

Want to go to Happy Hour with Pittsburgh Happy Hour? Join the Facebook group!

Pittsburgh Happy Hour’s Twitter page

The Food Tasters’ blog

The Food Tasters’ Facebook page

The Food Tasters’ Twitter page

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Parmesan Princess’ blog

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Parmesan Princess’ Twitter page

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