If you like brunch, you won’t let this one get away.
Last Easter Sunday, Myron’s Place owners Mon and Monique Eugenio, decided to celebrate by offering brunch. While their regular menu was available, diners were encouraged to try out the one-day only selections.
Now, I love me a good brunch. It’s something I can’t refuse. I adore breakfast but I’m dazzled by brunch and its promise of breakfast foods — only bigger, better, heavier! Think: scones, pancakes, waffles, Danish pastries, croissants, French toast, coffeecake, sausages, plus all the eggs I could possibly want. (Type in any of those words in this site’s search box and you’ll get several posts on each). And oh, did I mention hollandaise sauce?
So it seemed only natural that I be there last week for what was perhaps the best Easter brunch in the city. Though it started with a sputter (poached eggs poached too long, iffy hollandaise sauce, all of which were remedied), brunch was a blast. Deviating from tradition ”“ mine ”“ I chose the oyster hash. Cornmeal-coated deep fried oysters topped a bed of roasted potatoes paired with some soft brown wheat bread and poached eggs on the side. The piquant southwestern dip, a pleasing pumpkin-orange splodge in its white receptacle, contributed the final touch.
Of course brunch is not brunch without eggs Benedict of which there were six varieties (yes, 6!) to salivate over. The classic consists of poached eggs reposing on ham-draped English muffins anointed with hollandaise sauce exquisite in its golden hue. Again, it’s the sauce that makes or breaks this dish, as well as softly runny eggs. Myron’s Place offered riffs on the classic: corned beef, salmon, a veggie version, spinach, and more. It was blissfully bewildering. Oh, the joyful agony of delicious choices!
My nephews loved the chicken and lamb adobo and big eaters favored the Pinoy Big Breakfast. I also happened to steal more than just a few bites of the corned beef Reuben. Not too salty or stringy, the meat shone with its requisite accouterments, the lot of which was sheltered in again, that soft brown wheat bread lashed with panini grill marks.
Completing this fantastic brunch were the traditional beverages ”“ mimosa, bellini, bloody Mary, kir royale. But since I’m such a hardcore hot chocolate person, I went for the hot chocolate with peanut butter. Akin to drinking a melted peanut butter cup, the achingly smooth liquid glided down my throat while spoonfuls of melting peanut butter provided the pause that I needed to compose myself for another sip to savor. Almost a week later, I still have dreams about this drink.
The Easter brunch was so successful that Mon and Monique are bringing it back for an encore this Sunday, April 19 from 9.30am-2pm. If I have it my way, I’d like to make an “encore” performance there myself as well. Hee.
Brunch at Myron’s Place
Sunday, April 19, 9.30am-2pm
Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati
757.9898 / 757.8898
Expect to spend an average of P450/person.
Click here for brunch menu.