One of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday is having a leisurely brunch. The idea of getting up at the very decent hour of 11 a.m. and lingering over coffee, waffles, eggs and bacon is a great deal more appealing to me than trudging across campus on my way to study group at 7 a.m. with a cold bagel. One option for such a Sunday is at Aquitaine, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Boston’s South End. The restaurant is decorated with vintage posters, dark rich woods and floor to ceiling windows overlooking historic Tremont Street. Start by relaxing in the comfortable din of conversation that fills the restaurant and sip a Mimosa martini (Grey Goose L’Orange, Grand Marnier, champagne and orange juice). Interesting egg options include two fried eggs “creole” which come with a side of spicy andouille sausage, seven grain toast and home fries flecked with melting bits of sweet caramelized onion. The omelet basquaise, filled with ham, Gruyere cheese and parsley is fluffy and flavorful. Other brunch … la carte options include delicious sounding brioche french toast with caramelized pear compote and applewood smoked bacon, buttermilk Belgian waffles with chantilly cream, and various savory dishes such as a pressed ham and gruyere croque monsieur. A comfortable restaurant on a picturesque street with interesting food and even reservations for brunch-Aquitaine is certainly worth your weekend time.
Brunch for two – $30
569 Tremont Street