Today is my one year wedding anniversary to my wonderful husband, Steven a.k.a. Steve a.k.a. Steve-o. This past year has been amazing. Since getting married we’ve honeymooned in Italy (Rome + Amalfi), moved to Jersey City, I started a new job and most recently, we got a new puppy! It’s been an exciting year and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than over our favorite meal, brunch!
When we were planning our wedding, we decided on our venue, Hendrick’s Tavern in Roslyn, Long Island for many reasons but the main reason was its amazing food. We wanted the day to feel like “us” and so focused our energy on serving an amazing sit-down brunch and sipping on delicious cocktails.
And so when deciding where to go for brunch on our one year anniversary, it was a no-brainer to go back to where it all began last year to Hendrick’s Tavern for a celebratory brunch. And it was just as good as we remembered! We both sipped on bellinis and munched pancakes and poached eggs.
I opted for the avocado toast with poached eggs served with fresh greens tossed in a chardonnay vinaigrette. It was perfection. From the plump and runny eggs to the mashed avocado and savory sesame flavorings of the toast, I was in heaven. Fun fact: every table at our wedding had sides of bacon and avocado toast on them!
My husband (still weird saying that!) noshed on fluffy and flavor-packed lemon ricotta pancakes, each topped with fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries with a drizzle of maple syrup. I stole a few bites and then a few more as they were just THAT good! We really wanted to serve these at our wedding last year but as brunch overall was a new addition for the restaurant, they weren’t yet in a place to mass produce this recipe for the party. But the brioche french toast we served instead was still a treat for all guests who to this day still rave about how wonderful all of the food was! I’m sure we’ll continue to celebrate future anniversaries, birthdays and other occasions with this standout restaurant!