After a nasty weekend secluded away from the fury of Hurricane Irene, you may find your summer home filled with houseguests looking for the perfect end to summer. Or you may just want to get out and enjoy the last vistas of summer. Sunday brunch at the Salt Creek Grille in Rumson is the perfect answer for entertaining Labor Day weekend guests. There is much to savor at its popular, extensive and endless Sunday brunch. It is one of the best brunches that the Shore has to offer, with numerous food stations and an exhaustive choice of dishes.
Family members and guests can enjoy brunch favorites like apple smoked bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and home fries. Among the numerous brunch selections are: shrimp, smoked fish, bagels, crab legs, cheese plates, muffins, pastries, and fresh green and fruit salads. There is a carving station with filet mignon, pork tenderloin or turkey, omelets made to order and a champagne mimosa for adults at $29; $12 for children under 12. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Salt Creek Grille offers magnificent waterfront views overlooking the Navesink River at 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, just minutes from the Sandy Hook, Sea Bright, MonmouthBeach and Long Branch beaches. For more information please call (732) 933-9272.
A totally different brunch experience is taking fun, new twists at David Burke Fromagerie as it unveils the addition of a Sunday Brunch Buffet. Breakfast favorites recreated in David Burke’s signature style include fresh-baked ferris wheel “fortune” or “stuff your own” donuts, seasonal scones, and David’s famous cheese popovers, as well as hot selections from the kitchen such as mini-crab cakes, sliders, French fries, and lobster dumplings. The buffet features traditional made-to-order, waffles, pancakes, eggs Benedict, and omelets, accompanied by home-style potatoes, bacon and sausage, prime rib and roast duck carving stations, a raw/seafood and salad bar, and a selection of desserts, including pastries, tarts, parfaits, smoothies and special surprises such as a Jersey Shore favorite – cotton candy. The menu is friendly for both adults and children, alike.
“Mom always said breakfast was the most important meal of the day; brunch is my favorite, especially eggs and pancakes,” says David Burke. “We’ll offer my breakfast favorites made-to-order, along with bacon, sausage, bagels and toast, as well as our house-made pastries, and each week, some seasonal surprises.” The Sunday brunch buffet is offered from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Brunch is $32.00 for adults and $15.00 for children, excluding, cocktails, signature beverages, tax and gratuities. Reservations are recommended, 732-842-8088. The restaurant is located at 25 Ridge Road, Rumson.
If Labor Day weekend at the Jersey Shore in not on your agenda, there are other Sunday brunch options after Labor Day. At the American Hotel in historic Freehold, Sunday brunch will begin on September 11 offering an inspired array of breakfast and luncheon selections presented in classic buffet style. Gourmet food presentations with themed food displays include: seasonal fruits and berries, artisanal cheeses and Italian cured meats, and a raw bar. There will be themed stations including: Asian cuisine, carving stations and chafing dishes, waffles, omelettes, pasta dishes and homemade breads and baked goods. A display of desserts will offer petit fours, cakes, pies, Danish and cookies.To enhance and keep the brunch menu seasonal, items may vary season to season.
Sunday Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Brunch for adults includes one complimentary glass of Champagne, Bloody Mary or Mimosa and is $28.00; $13 for children 12 years and under, and children under 3 years are free. Call the Market Yard Grille at 732-431-3220, ext.105 for reservations, which are preferred but not necessary.The American Hotel is located at 18-20 Main Street, Freehold.
Make plans now to visit the Jersey Shore one last time before school starts. The weather forecast promises to be for a glorious, sunny, storm-free three-day weekend!
*Note: Prices for all three restaurants are exclusive of tax and gratuities.
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