Friday, December 17, 2010

Be Careful of Brunch at Paradou

Be careful of brunch. Rather I should warn you that you should be very careful of "All You Can Drink" champagne brunches (or really "All You Can Drink" anything). In honor of BFF's upcoming wedding, a few of her friends and I treated her to a casual ladies brunch at Paradou, in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The Meatpacking District always amazes me because I remember when there were transvestite hookers roaming the streets, and when they did in fact pack meat there (there was blood in the streets...literally). Now it's a pretty chic part of town. Go figure!

Paradou has a special brunch option of $29 for certain entrees with all you can drink champagne (most likely sparkling wine..there's a difference you know) drinks including mimosas, bellinis, kir royales, champagne with mango puree, yadda yadda yadda. May I just say that this might be a bad move if you actually want to do something with your day afterwards.

BFF was pretty happy with the surprise.

I will say that Paradou has lovely holiday decor, and it helps to be in a pretty place when you're on your third kir royale. Sigh..

I got the lamb burger. I guess I was secretly wanting to compare it to The Breslin's.
Quite good by the way! Maybe it's just a lamb thing?

Close up

Of course, the real star of the show and the reason why I fell asleep on my couch at 6pm and sent my husband a couple of questionable texts (well, we are married...I can do that) were too many of these:

The funny thing is that at my age, I almost never go out and drink much of anything, so I think this one time I won't feel too bad. :)

Happy Weekend, and watch yourself at those holiday parties!! :)


lavenderpug said...

sounds like my kind of brunch! but yes, if i go, i will heed your warning. i love the big smile on your friend's face. and you're right, the decor is lovely.

sorry if this is a double comment, i did something weird.

Dead Flowers said...

Haha, this post cracked me up. Sounds like fun!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

All I know about the meat packing district I learned from Sex in the City... glad to know it's nicer now with fun and tasty looking restaurants.

Red Nomad OZ said...

HAha, 'all you can drink' is a TRAP!! Gotta pace yourself at this time of the year, or you'll find yourslef not wanting to drink anything on Xmas day!

Happy travels!!

Erica said...

I need to go and eat with you lady!

Katie said...

Ummm this sounds absolutely fantastic! Sign me up please?


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