Earlier this month, Al Biernat’s unveiled their brunch menu and began to share its offerings with the public. For those wanting a luxurious, lavish brunch experience, Al Biernat’s should most definitely be on your food bucket list.
Now, before you make any brunch plans, be prepared to break the bank. The items on Al Biernat’s brunch menu are a bit pricey, however, I can vouch for the fact that the service, quality of the food, and the overall experience is worth every penny.
I arrive at Al Biernat’s on a Sunday morning. Upon arrival, I am quickly greeted and offered a place to hang my coat. The rest of my party has arrived before me, so I am immediately guided to my table.
To kick things off, I order a mimosa. Al Biernat’s mimosa can be described as a glass of champagne with slight touches of orange juice, which, if we’re being honest, is the way to do it. I mean, come on! No one wants to spend $7 on a glass of orange juice, am I right?
Al Biernat’s brunch menu boasts a variety of options for appetizers, including Atlantic Calamari, Lump Crab Cake, and Crab & Corn Chowder. I, however, opt for something light; the Seasonal Fruit.
The Seasonal Fruit is an arrangement of fruits of almost every color of the rainbow. There is a small bowl of raspberry yogurt in the middle of the fruit plate, which complements the already sweet, fresh fruit nicely.
For my main course, I order the Carne Asada with scrambled eggs. The other two people in my party order the Chicken Fried Chicken and the Shrimp & Grits. During the main course, my party and I pass our plates around and allow each other to take a bit off of each others’ plates.
Out of all of the items I sample that morning, I must say, the Shrimp and Grits is my favorite. The grits are warm and have a sweet flavor to them and the shrimp are thick, meaty, and hearty. The shrimp come slathered in Al Biernat’s creole sauce, which is absolutely to die for! The creole sauce packs a perfect punch of sweet, spicy, and tangy. I love it so much that I order the sauce on the side, so I can put it on my eggs and carne asada.
To wrap things up, we order the Brioche French Toast for the table to share. The Brioche French Toast comes topped with caramelized bananas, blackberries, and Chambord cream. The toast is cooked to a fluffy, cake-like consistency. It is a warm mound of pillowy goodness. Plus, the fruit was good and fresh, not mushy and soggy like in other restaurants.
If you’ve got extra money to spend, Al Biernat’s brunch is definitely worth dropping a pretty penny. Be sure to arrive in your best clothes with your favorite people.
Al Biernat’s brunch is served every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.