Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Jazz Brunch

I wish there were more places to go for breakfast out near my moms place. There's so many more where I live (in the city), so I guess I'm spoiled. I mean she's only 30min from Boston, but still. Then there are a few places that have Brunch, but some don't start til 11! I don't know about you but I'm usually pretty hungry when I get up, and I don't sleep in that late anymore.
When is came time to decide, though, I picked one of the 11am places...and I'm SO glad I did.

Mom and I went to Sel de la Terre at the Natick Collection (this is the new fancy Mall that came about when they added pretty much an entire Mall's worth of stores to the existing Mall...this place is enormous and I love it!).

I had first been to the original Sel de la Terre in Boston last year for dinner, and its incredible French-Provencal cuisine. I was so happy they opened one in Natick. We did get there early, but luckily it's easy to kill time at a mall :)

We sat in the sunny bar area instead of the dining room because it has lots of huge windows and we were right near the piano and bass player! I really really love live Jazz music.

I decided to splurge a little this morning on something I haven't had in ages...a Chocolate Croissant!
This was flaky and butter and chocolaty and warm!!! I ate about 2/3 of it, and have mom the other 1/3. I was craving something sweet and this definitely satisfied that!

I didn't realize we'd be getting a bread basket, but no big deal because I just took most of it home :) They have one of my favorite bread selections. The basket contained: Country Sourdough, Fig and Anise bread, Black olive bread, and the last one I'm not sure...perhaps a multi grain and it had a hint of sweetness.

For my meal I shocked my mom because I've never been a big fan of mushrooms. I've gotten better though because I really love their flavor...its more of a texture thing with me. However, this just sounded so good..and it was.
The Forest Mushroom Quiche with fresh goat cheese and herbs de Provence, served with a petit salad.
This was the most incredible quiche I (and my mom) have ever taster. The first sense evoked was an aroma of truffles....I LOVE truffles. I don't know if there was some truffles or just truffle oil involved, or maybe just a different mushroom that's similar but it was amazing. Then the consistency was so light and fluffy with such a delicate crust!! I couldn't get over how good this was. I was getting full because of the croissant, so I only ate about half, but I took the rest home.

Mom got the Eggs Benedict on an English muffin with Black Forest ham and potato hash. A very delicious classic Benedict with a delightful lemony hollandaise. We like our hollandaise lemony!

We both thoroughly enjoyed brunch, and now my mom is taking my grandmother out for the afternoon so I can have the house to study again. Back to work!

Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather out there! Very Autumn day!


  1. Oo I love quiche. I just bought a pie pan yesterday :) So maybe I'll try to make it.

    Happy Sunday!

  2. Chocolate croissant!

    I heard that mall opened! It has an anthropolgie, right? I need to get up there.

    Enjoy your Sundy!

  3. oooh i love quiche! i havent had it in forever!
    hope you have a wonderful sunday!

  4. Jazz music + Chocolate Croissant + MORE deliciousness = fabulous Sunday so far!!! :0)

    Enjoy the rest of your day!!

  5. I had a quiche yesterday! Yum!

    I never thought to take the bread basket home before. Makes perfect sense though, don't want to waste perfectly good food :)

  6. Sounds like a wonderful brunch! I love eating by live music- how fun!

  7. wow - i havent had a chocolate croissant in FOREVER...all your eats look great!