Wednesday, May 25, 2016

An Irish Pub Brunch at The Kinsale (Boston, MA)

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a group blogger brunch at The Kinsale, an Irish pub right by the Government Center station in downtown Boston.
As you can see from the beautiful decor, The Kinsale is a classic Irish pub, but their food menu beyond traditional Irish offerings. While many Irish pubs have an extensive menu, we don't usually equate them with brunch either, so it was fun to check out what they would offer for brunch.

Our group started with some French 75, made gin, lemon, sugar, and sparkling wine. While not traditionally served in a tall glass, it was a well made version of this refreshing cocktail.
We also started with some traditional New England fare: Brown bread with cedar syrup
The Boston brown bread is round since it's made by steaming it in a can. Since no yeast is added, this style of brown bread is dense in texture. This is only my second time having brown bread, and I have to say I like it sweetened with the cedar syrup.

As a starter, I opted for the Irish red ale onion soup with New England brown bread
I thought this version of the French onion soup is a fun take that incorporates the Irish pub backdrop using the Irish red ale, and the Boston locale with the brown bread inside the soup.

Cinnamon French Toast (vanilla and egg battered cinnamon swirl toast, raspberry sauce, warm apple compote, $8.50)
Apples aren't usually my fruit of choice, but it works well here since apple and cinnamon is a nostalgic combination.

Of course, they have a full Irish breakfast and other hearty fares, both American and Irish. The other bloggers' dishes also looked good. Although I didn't try these, here are some photos of the other brunch items:
Blueberry mascarpone pancakes ($9)

Eggs benedict ($11)
Instead of bacon or ham, the menu lists "back rashers" with the eggs benedict, so I had to look up what that was! Back rasher is apparently Irish bacon, and the meat comes from the back of the pig, instead of the belly like American bacon.

When it's warm, The Kinsale opens up the patio seating, so brunch would be an even better time to come. Not only is it right by a T stop, they actually validate parking (I wish I knew earlier!)

Disclaimer: this visit was hosted

The Kinsale
2 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
Kinsale Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


High Heels & Good Meals!

Everything looked amazing! I love blogger brunches.

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