There comes a time in my foodie mind when I think, “hmm, how can we take sometime classic and make it better?” For me that classic would be brunch. It screams perfection fusing alcohol and breakfast/lunch into one! I’ve had my eye on dining at Mooo… for sometime now and finally had my moment. I wasn’t sure before what mealtime I wanted to indulge in, but now I’m more than happy with the choice I made.
Opened July 2007 atop Boston’s Beacon Hill this modern steakhouse restaurant is apart of XV Beacon Hotel. Affiliated with the Columbus Hospitality Group (see Taste of Columbus post) Mooo…. suggest booking reservations, an elegant or business casual dress code, and is open seven days a week even during current construction! Perfect if your not a brunch freak like me. With two floors Mooo…. offers a lounge type dining on the first level with a private room below named, “the Wine Cellar”. Chef/owner Jamie Mammano has done it again with another award winning restaurant. Chef David Hutton keeps the food coming out with flavor.
Here’s how Mooo….starts by making their Brunch fantastic:
- Free Valet Parking! No need to circle the block to find a space, just hand over your keys and walk inside.
- Soft, LIVE Acoustic Music! Marcella’s voice is amazing. Full of passion and soul, with a bossanova style.
- Spacious Dining! Your not seated too close to other guest making you feel your personal bubble has popped. Here your kept cozy and separated in the modern and sophisticated décor.
Sunday Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm with meal prices varying from $9 to $39. The highest priced item on the menu is a 6 oz Kobe Beef Steak and Eggs for $125…one day it shall be mines! Until then I got the Traditional Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon as my main course. To start, I ordered the Blueberry Beignets (a square of fried dough eaten hot sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar) and our table received house-made Cinnamon Buns. Sounds like a lot? Don’t worry, I had my two best friends with me that day for potential assistance.
To drink I ordered the Pimm’s #15, a yummy cocktail consisting of Hendrick’s Gin, Pimm’s #1 and fresh lemon, garnished with thyme. Usually I don’t do this but I had two drinks pretty much back to back. Refreshing! Cocktails here are a bit pricey, ranging between $12 and $16 BUT if that makes you a bit uncomfortable you can choose from beer, wines, and hard liquor.
First up were the Blueberry Beignets.
Oh. My. GOODNESS! These little jelly filled donut like pastries were yummy! Best part, they were served Warm. The jam inside wasn’t goopy and thick, but more liquid. So soft with gooey blueberry! Perfect starter.
Once our order was placed we received our Cinnamon Buns. The lightly cinnamon pastry was pretty tasty. I liked the huge sugar crystals on top of the bun. Full of puff and not too dense.
To end this AMAZING experience I got my Traditional Eggs Benedict with Salmon. My meal was Complete! The eggs were nice and runny and as usual mixed well with the hollandaise sauce. The English muffin was lightly toasted, leaving it softer than others. Accompanying my main course were O’Brien potatoes covered with Parmesan, Red Bell Peppers, Onions, and Fresh Parsley. I wish I had more space for the potatoes.
My one regret from my unforgettable experience at Mooo….was that I didn’t try either of my best friends’ French Toast with Caramelized Banana and gingered maple. One of my friends said it was the best french toast he’s EVER had. I gotta go back for it and then some!
Til next time Mooo….! Xo.
15 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108