The Slow and Savory Review
Bunny's dear friend Bailey is an example of one such person who will take any excuse to be outside during the summer. "Let's go find a beautiful patio and have brunch!" she cheerily declared one Sunday morning. "Must we?" Brandy whined. "Yes. It's beautiful outside, the sky is blue, and there's so few days like this left in the year. Quit being such a stick in the mud!" And so with much grumbling and rolling of eyes, Brandy agreed to a patio brunch.
Brandy and Bailey settled in with a couple of cocktails while they planned their menu strategy. Brandy enjoyed the refreshing and sweet Pimm's Royal while Bailey chose a classic Bellini with a nice, crisp peach flavor.
"Let's switch things up and start off with something sweet," suggested Brandy, eyeing up the Bananas Foster French Toast, which Bailey agreed to wholeheartedly. When the French Toast appeared on the horizon however, hefted by the smiling server, both ladies gasped in amazement. The massive sweet treat consisted of what looked to be a whole loaf of bread, sliced into three pieces, coated in a crispy breading, slathered in sliced bananas and caramel sauce, and accompanied by several large scoops of vanilla gelato. The thing tasted just as good as it looked with a crunchy exterior and a soft, eggy, chewy interior. The flavor was true to the banana's foster moniker with plenty of sweet, buttery, and rummy notes. "I was originally thinking we might order some dessert to share at the end of the meal," said Brandy, "But I hardly think that will be necessary now!"
Perhaps it was the high quality food, the generous portions, the friendly service, or merely the indulgent weather, but Brandy found herself in a rather good mood following her brunch at Carmine's. "Alright, perhaps there is something to this so called patio season," she begrudgingly admitted to Bailey, "But I'm still never going to be a sun worshiper." "That's fine," said Bailey, "I'll soak in enough sun for the both of us."
The writers of this blog were invited to dine at the restaurant free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
The Short and Sweet Review