03 October 2011

a brunch at Hecho en Dumbo

A Recent Manhattan transplant, Hecho en Dumbo is a name that has been in the back of my mind for a few years now. Having read a number of positive reviews, I was anxious to sample the traditional Mexico City menu. 

We entered the open-air venue, and settled at the bar. The interior is basic with weathered wood and low light. The brunch menu includes a free cocktail with entree for $17. Chris ordered the tequila-based bloody mary with spiced rim and cucumber. For myself, the margarita with silver tequila and fresh squeezed lime juice.

For our mains, I leaned to the Heuvos Divoriados (two eggs- split with a line of pureed black beans/cojita, one side chile serrano salso verde, the other in salsa ranchero)  he selected the Pozole Rojo (hearty free-range pork and hominy soup with radish, oregano and chiles guajillo). A tray of salsas was also offered for dressing our plates.

It's quite obvious that the chef pays extraordinary detail to the quality of ingredients he uses. The dishes were fresh and comforting. At roughly $70 for two (we had a second round of cocktails), its a bit steep for brunch. I'd be interested in returning for a date night.

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