Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Pretty Good Start



Breakfast is probably my most-neglected meal of the day. The usual scenario on weekday mornings has me standing over my plate, scooping a few bites of rubbery scrambled eggs into my mouth, before the mad dash to the car.

On weekends, instead of what should ideally be a lazy, long-drawn breakfast over freshly-squeezed orange juice, mushroom and cheese omelet and hash browns, I am usually lying paralyzed and nursing yet another bad hangover. If not, I am simply lying paralyzed. Needless to say, breakfast- although undeniably delicious and nutritious- is not that one meal during the day that I most look forward to.

There are occasions, though, when the craving for good eggs and carbs suddenly hit me and I cannot get all kinds of breakfast confections out of my mind- buttery croissants, runny scrambled eggs, crispy bacon. It sticks to my mind like a sick fantasy, and the only remedy is for me to give in.

What really sealed the deal is when I read about Myron’s Sunday brunch at Lori Baltazar’s blog which the popular food writer called "one of the best” in town. After convincing Matt (who subsists on a morning diet of cold cuts and bread) that it was going to be worth getting up for, we showed up at the restaurant at noon for what was supposed to be the last of a two-Sunday thing. We were seated by the window which offered a great view of the sun-drenched outdoors.

Not really a coffee fan, I ordered a Mimosa- a classic brunch concoction of orange juice and sparkling wine. They must have used Asti (a sweet Italian bubbly) because I found the drink to be a tad too sweet, preferring the natural sugars of the juice to sweeten it. Still, it was a fun drink that leaves you feeling all nice and fuzzy.





To finally fulfill my egg cravings, I ordered the classic Eggs Benedict (two poached eggs served on top of ham and English muffins with hollandaise sauce) from an astounding selection of seven different variations. As I cut into the egg, the runny yolk spilled out and soaked the crisp muffins, making them slightly soggy, which is how I like them. The ham was not too salty but provided a good smoky and meaty element to the dish. The sauce, which is probably one of the toughest to perfect, had the right consistency and was mildly seasoned. They added a salad, I think, so you won’t feel like you’re on a mission to clog your arteries.




Matt had the Corned Beef Reuben, which had all the trappings of a classic Reuben but using corned beef instead of beef pastrami. This got rave reviews from Matt who is a fan of the Reuben at Apartment 1B. Complaining about the price increase at said resto (If I’m not mistaken, their Reuben went from P400 plus to P600 plus! P600 for a sandwich? Hmmm...), he said that he has found a new place where he can enjoy a good hearty sandwich.


With the success of their two-weekend brunch, Myron’s has decided to make their brunch menu a regular thing. God knows that Manila needs more places where they can have a good meal to start the day. And, for me, a good reason to avoid waking up with a hangover.



Myron’s Place
Greenbelt 5
Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. no. (632) 7578898

7 comments:

MrsLavendula said...

oooh, im so excited! i missed this supposed last of 2 brunch trials at myrons in greenbelt but will finally be able to get a taste of it at rockwell this sunday. i cannot wait!
thanx for posting!
=)

Miguel said...

Nice...there should be more places that serve brunch on Weekends....in Alabang we dont have any place that serves brunch I think....

Chinkee said...

Hi Mrs. Lavendula! You're welcome:-) I was trying to convince my fiance to watch the Pacquiao fight at Myron's Rockwell so I can have brunch there again, but I think he already made arrangements at Ponti. Sayang:-( I wanted to try their Irish eggs benedict...

Chinkee said...

Hi Mig! Yeah a lot of them are popping up in Makati. I'm pretty sure Alabang will follow suit very soon...:-)

Noel said...

I heard from an Irish friend that the French Corner in Westgate served brunch - not sure though if this still continues until now....

That said, I'm no fan of the French Corner at all.

N

Chinkee said...

Hahahaha! You crack me up Noel. I can imagine you saying that with contempt, hazy behind a cloud of cigarette smoke. Hehe.

Miguel said...

I'm no fan of French Corner too....I'd rather brave the Makati traffic to eat well....