Easter Brunch

One of the many beautiful things about New York is the spring and soaking in the sun outside over a Sunday brunch. Today was the perfect day for taking advantage of this which I did via Easter brunch Ukranian style at Veselka at 144 2nd Avenue (www.veselka.com).

Veselka is marketed as “Ukranian soul food in the heart of the East Village” and soul food is certainly appropriate as I opted for the poached eggs atop a bed of cheese grits with green onion … super tasty.

The sweet potato fries also make a great combination on the side:

And brunch wouldn’t be complete without a great libation. My recommendation is the prosecco mimosa:

Fun Easter fact: Did you know the tradition of the Easter egg known as pysanky in Ukranian, has its roots in Ukraine? According to Wikipedia, the “eggs were drawn on with wax to create a pattern; then, the dye was applied to give the eggs their pleasant colours… after the entire egg was dyed, the wax was removed leaving only the colorful pattern.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine)

I guess brunch Ukranian style was apropos today!

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One Response to “Easter Brunch”

  1. Jim Says:

    I always thought grits were a southern thing. Is that wrong? In any case, I would definitely enjoy that meal very much.

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