You've been asking for it, friends.
Brunch is back at Root, located at 919 Front Street. This Sunday was the kick-off and yes, it kicked off superbly.
New owner Jimmy Hildebrandt and chef Jesse Goguen have developed a menu that features light servings with simplicity, but retains the flare the eatery is known for. What's not kept is high prices of the past. This menus is meant to welcome and build a community through food and fellowship around great ingredients.
Let's talk about the two dishes above. To the left is Chilled Israeli Couscous. It's served with Greek yogurt, saffron, pickled onion, cucumbers, feta and tree nuts. For $15, you get a hearty helping of fresh produce while being light on the stomach. Flavors were outstanding.
The dish on your right is Fruit and Granola. Again, simple, but packs a flavorful brunch punch to the taste buds. The Greek yogurt with fresh citrus zest and honey drizzle makes it pop.
The Wake Up Burger is a different blend than the regular Root Burger. It's packed with flavors, but is light enough to enjoy the rest of the day without a feeling of bloat. And, please, use the knife and slice it. Let that egg drool over the meat. Trust me.
We had to capture that moment where the steaming Gorgonzola dressing was poured over the Black and Bleu Salad. The cook on the New York Strip was perfect. Fresh avocado and the hard-boiled egg made it superb.
Root's Sunday brunch happens every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead for seating or take-out options. 843-461-9344