21 February 2012

a brunch at Penny Farthing

We walked up the east side of Manhattan to pick up provisions and seek out brunch yesterday. Given that it was Presidents Day, options were limited, lending us to be pleasantly surprised that the Penny Farthing was offering a menu with a complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The interior is compromised of wood-planked walls, antique corn huskers and open space, lending a rustic lodge-like feel. We requested the smoked salmon Benedict and steak with eggs. Both plates came with breakfast potatoes and little cups of fruit. The salmon was of excellent quality, yielding no fishiness. The bar keep impressed me as well- with her genuinely friendly demeanor and attention to detail. I requested a basil martini for our second round. I would have appreciated a bit more of a presence of basil flavor, but the cocktail was a good balance of sweetness. I will return to sample the dinner menu, to be sure!

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