Longman & Eagle doesn't take reservations, but we waited only 10 minutes for a table of four for Saturday brunch. Lucky us! It's not often that a Michelin-starred restaurant is open during the day, so we felt lucky about that, too.
Potted duck rillettes, apricot mostarda, tartines, grain mustard ($8).
Slagel Family Farms burger, aged Widmer's cheddar, Nueske's bacon, brioche bun ($12).
groomy ordered this. Seeing as how this was the first time I met him, I didn't ask him for a bite. Taking a photo of his meal before he dug in was weird enough. groomy said the burger was a tad rare for his liking.
Swan Creek pork belly BLT, arugula, tomato, fennel jam, pickled red onion, secret sauce, egg ($11).
bridey enjoyed this greatly. The bite I had was superb. Juicy, rich, with a touch of tartness and sweetness and a tasty crunch. And, really, doesn't an egg on top make everything better?
Wild boar sloppy joe, crispy sage and onion, pickled jalapeño ($10).
Mr. Monkey won the best dish of the day in my opinion. So glad that we traded halfway! Smoky and sweet with a kick. Lunch lady slop? No way. This is a Michelin-starred sandwich.
Peekytoe crab benedict with one-hour eggs, Old Bay-infused Hollandaise, dehydrated bacon, mixed greens ($13).
My beautiful dish was our one true brunch offering, and it was glorious. Pretty good second fiddle to my husband's gourmet sloppy joe.
Longman & Eagle uses only the finest ingredients, and it showed during our simple brunch. I can only imagine how fantastic dinner is.