Long week of work? Want to sleep in? Now you’re ready for a fine meal, but most restaurants don’t open for hours. Forget getting up early for breakfast or settling for a bagel when you can enjoy a delightful repast in your own time at Nerai. The Greek / Mediterranean fusion brunch is ideal for power couples wanting to spend a little time together on the weekend.
Start with a cocktail. The time honored Bloody Mary or Mimosa is gratis with brunch, or try the restaurant’s specialty Persephone. Additional cocktails are available, including a honey sweetened Greek Island Iced Tea, a blueberry-saturated Metaxa Blue, a vanilla frappe, or an Ouzo Sunrise with blood orange. No alcohol today? Select a glass of fresh squeezed juice or a classic Greek frappe.
Starters allow you to share a plate or three while the chef prepared the rest of your meal. The restaurant’s trademark Chips Nerai are always a favorite, or get adventurous and nibble on spinach pies, duck baklava, tuna tartare, or grilled octopus.
The main event of brunch is a plate of delicious breakfast fare designed to each person’s taste. Choose Tsoureki French toast topped generously with sliced bananas and seasonal berries; two fresh eggs prepared to order; the amazing Maine lobster Benedict; or an incredible Greek omelet with feta, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and basil.
Want a little meatier meal? Try the organic chicken skewer with fingerling potatoes and tzatziki sauce, the Ora King salmon with spinach rice and crispy leeks, the Kasseri Lamb Burger topped with smoked eggplant and roasted red peppers served with a side of fries, or slow-braised short rib hash plated with a soft fried egg and some tender home fries.
Finish the meal with a decadent dessert. Fruit, yogurt, mousse and an authentic apple bougatsa all vie for a place on the table, so order them all and ask for extra spoons. Sunday brunch at Nerai will quickly become a staple of your weekend, and sustain you through the busy week ahead, so make a standing reservation and create a new tradition for the New Year. See you soon!