In case you don’t remember, let me refresh you on a few points:
1. I hate doing anything athletic.
2. I love reality television.
3. I DO NOT LIKE WAITING FOR BRUNCH
That’s specifically why I said yes to brunch at Chalk Point Kitchen. Because the took reservations. Because the menu looked great.
BECAUSE THEY TOOK RESERVATIONS.
What, may I ask, was the point of that reservation if we weren’t seated for 45 minutes?
If it weren’t for the bar downstairs, I would have ACTUALLY been angry. Luckily, booze did a lot to mollify my hangry nature.
Chalk Point Kitchen looks like pinterest exploded. It’s cute, it’s chic, it’s chalkboard and gingham napkins and mismatched china. It’s kale-tinis, it’s farm-fresh eggs, it’s avocado toast. It’s a place to see and be seen and ALSO eat well.
Start with a mimosa and then make your way down the menu. Blueberry muffins
Were they really so soft, crumbly, fresh, moist and delicious? Or was I just way too tipsy from lack of food and almost an hour late seating? I may never know, but I would get these again in a heartbeat. They aren’t too dense nor too cottony. Just sweet enough to whet your appetite without overloading you with sugar. Great with the house made marmalade. Avocado toast
Good but not the best in town. Buttery avocado, some lightly dressed greens, and pleasantly sour, toasted bread. But it could use some extra spice or a hit of tang.
Okay, this is great. I don’t know where they got their peas, but these scream spring. They are soft and juicy with a sweet, super vegetal flavor. The shoots are earthy and the snippets of chives are sharp and garlicky against the cloud-like ricotta. This is a must get. Roasted carrots with truffles and feta
The dish to end all brunch dishes. Meaty, crispy, soft. Sweet, spicy, vibrant. Cheesy, truffle-y, herbal. I wouldn’t even get this with the egg, as recommended. The carrots are so delicately and completely flavored that the egg would dull the flavors. The headiness of the truffles highlight the carrot’s sweetness. Get this and get 2 orders – that’s how great it is.
Actually, it’s so great that I would get it again. That’s right, I would return. The service is excellent, the food is tasty, and the vibe was really fun for a celebratory lunch. Next time, I’ll just come with a granola bar in my purse and the knowledge that it may be awhile before I chow down.