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Bellinis, Blueberries and Benedicts! Hyde Sunset’s New Brunch is Other Worldly

December 17, 2014
Written by: Natalie James
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In LA, it is almost mandatory to have your top three brunch spots locked and loaded when a conversation about weekend dining comes up. When you live in proverbial sunshine year-round, it is crucial to know where you can eat, drink, and socialize with friends on a Sunday afternoon. Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails ups the ante with the introduction of its delicious brunch. The menu comes straight from the creative hands of Chef Chris Crary, who has been impressing patrons with dining options since the re-launch of Hyde this summer.

If libations are part of your brunch game, Hyde’s cocktail program doesn’t disappoint, with mimosas, Bellinis, and a table-side Bloody Mary cart unlike any other in this city. It’s packed with organic vegetables, thick cuts of bacon, BBQ sauce, and of course your favorite vodka and mezcal. If you’re in need of a juice boost, Hyde has introduced a house-made juice bar. It features healthy gems like The Cure (blood orange, pineapple, lemon, mint, Sriracha) and the Weekend Refresh (carrot, celery, cucumber, apple).

As with any Chef Crary menu, there is a perfect balance between savory and sweet—with an elevated twist. Sticky cinnamon buns awaken any palate, their warmth making the table an immediate cozy zone and their sweetness reminding you why you’re out having fun on the weekend. Not to be missed under any circumstances are the ricotta blueberry pancakes, with lemon syrup and maple butter. They are a marriage of captivating flavors and surprising lightness so delectable you’ll consider ordering another round.

Then there are dishes almost too beautiful to eat. Of course, once you do, only praise will be given. Toast goes on a journey with homemade ricotta, figs, and orange honey. For those who favor the savory, the lobster benedict comes out strong on a toasted English muffin topped with spinach, poached eggs, and giant chunks of fresh crustacean. The quinoa and poached eggs with caviar, kale, and citrus is an unexpected show stopper, with so many healthy and vibrant flavors on one plate to make for a complete sensory experience. Those wanting to further indulge their sweet tooth, cap it all off with a batch of freshly made doughnuts drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with raspberries.

Brunch is served from 11 am – 4 pm, so if you’re trying to relax and toss ‘em back, this is the perfect Sunday hideaway. Reserve now!