You guys. We made it to Friday… finally! If you’re like me, you’re already thinking about this weekends brunch plans. Brunch is seriously one of my favorite meal times, I mean, what’s better than having a mix of breakfast AND lunch foods? A couple weekends ago my girlfriends and I visited Brio Tuscan Grille for a brunch date to chit chat and stuff our faces to the max. And stuff we did– the food was oh-so-delicious that we left feeling VERY full and VERY happy (and maybe slightly buzzed from the yummy sangria! We walked it off at the shopping center, no worries).
Keep reading to see more of our brunch + my favorites from the Brio menu>>
Brunch started with a satisfyingly savory tomato bisque that was oh-so-creamy. I’ve never been much of a tomato soup fan but this bisque was absolutely amazing– I’ve been having cravings for it ever since! I love that it was lightly sprinkled with Parmesan and croutons— it was the perfect starter for brunch.
One of my personal favorite breakfast foods is eggs benedict, I am a sucker for a good hollandaise and perfectly poached egg. The eggs sat atop slices of carved ham and homemade biscuits and was served with a side of seasoned potatoes and asparagus. Such a delicious dish!
Funny enough, one of the gals went back to Brio the following weekend and ordered the eggs benedict again since she had loved it so much at our girls’ brunch! If you are a benedict lover, you won’t be disappointed.
One of my favorite appetizers at Brio is their black pepper shrimp, which features grilled shrimp in a spicy black pepper sauce. Brio Tuscan Grille has hit the nail on the head with this dish– they placed their famous black pepper shrimp over a bed of smoked Gouda polenta and topped with a poached egg. O M G. It may not be a classic shrimp and grits but it was SO gosh darn good. The polenta was creamy and I loved the flavor the Gouda cheese brought to it. The black pepper shrimp and slightly spicy sauce make my taste buds do a happy dance.
You know what pairs perfectly with the shrimp and grits? A tasty, slightly spicy, bloody Mary of course! You just can’t have brunch without a bloody! It was really hard to not get a second 😛
For lighter fare or those watching their figure, Brio Tuscan Grille also offers a Vegetable Omelette made with egg whites and an assortment of fresh vegetables, salsa and a side of fruit. This omelette was very good– the veggies were cooked perfectly and I liked the hint of spice from the salsa. Yum, yum!
My absolute favorite brunch dish and the pièce de résistance IMO is the Berries and Cream French Toast… I mean, how can you pass up on the rich cream cheese stuffed layers of ooey goodness and scrumptious fresh berries? Ahh, my mouth is watering just looking at it! You just haven’t had French toast until you’ve had this French toast
Brio’s white peach sangria was the perfect sipper for a summer brunch– and paired well with all the dishes we enjoyed. It was perfectly sweetened with a mix of peaches, berries and white wine. We ordered a pitcher for the table and it was absolutely splendid for our girls’ brunch!
I definitely recommend planning a visit to Brio for your next brunch. Visit Brio Tuscan Grille to find locations near you.
Have you tried Brio Tuscan Grille’s brunch menu? Shout out your favorite brunch foods in the comments!