Hoppy Easter and Happy Passover!
Hope everyone had a wonderful celebration. It’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my family, but unfortunately it’s not always possible since they still live in Upstate New York. I made a new Easter tradition 5 years ago to go to the Easter brunch at Latitude 41 Restaurant and Tavern in Mystic, CT.
Latitude 41 Restaurant and Tavern is right next to the Mystic Seaport Museum. It is a maritime themed restaurant with photography collections of ships and nautical touches all over the restaurant. The restaurant has a few dining rooms, as well a tavern. The Shipyard Tavern offers causal fare and daily happy hour. The tavern is in partnership with Shipyard Brewing Company from Portland, Maine so their beer is available on tap. Latitude 41 offers American cuisine for lunch and dinner. I love that they are a supporter of local farmers!
Every year for Easter, they have a special Sunday brunch with a huge selection of food. The brunch starts at 10am and goes all day until 5pm. The selection includes soups & starters, salad, breakfast, carvery, entrees, pasta & risotto, and dessert. There is SO MUCH food! It’s amazingly good hence why I made this a traditional event for Easter! Their Sunday brunch menu is similar year to year, with minor changes.
I always start out with breakfast food first, which I love the made-to-order omelet and their creme brulee brioche french toast. The french toast is the best I’ve had, I wish that Latitude 41 offered a regular breakfast menu so I could have the french toast more often! The second round usually is a big plateful of lunch food. My favorites this year were brown sugar & bourbon baked ham with peach & apricot salsa, mashed potatoes, and local Stonington seafood risotto. The risotto, I can’t say enough how amazingly delicious it is. I slow down with a bowl of hearty New England clam chowder which is one of my favorite chowders in Mystic. If you ever visit Mystic Seaport Museum, make sure you get the chowder (it’s the same one!) at Spouter Tavern as mentioned in my previous blog. Don’t be fooled when you see the food selection in the main dining room, there’s more in another room which is the desserts! There’s mountains of desserts everywhere including cookies, pudding, pies, cakes, tortes, and pastries. My most favorite dessert that I get every year is the crepes. I love the bananas foster crepes - vanilla ice cream on top of a crepe, with whipped cream, dutch chocolate drizzle, and topped with bananas slices.
The Easter brunch is very filling so I always walk around at the Mystic Seaport grounds afterwards! Today was a beautiful day so I got lucky to have some sun and warm weather. I enjoy the yearly tradition of going to Latitude 41, it’s always worthwhile! If you ever happen to be in Mystic at Easter time, be sure to eat at their Easter brunch! Reservations are highly suggested as it is very busy as many others love dining there too. They also offer special menus for other holidays through out the year.
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