You may remember that last fall I made my very first trip to The Breakfast Club in Allston. It's pretty hard to forget those photos of pumpkin coffee cake French toast, pumpkin pecan pancakes and that strawberry Nutella dessert. If you need a refresher, click here.
On Monday night, I returned to The Breakfast Club for a preview of their upcoming event series called Breakfast for Dinner. The event was originally supposed to be the first week of February, but Mother Nature had other plans.
Upon arrival, I was most excited to see the restaurant's owner, George, who had been the absolute best host on my first visit. We immediately bonded over our shared love of Las Vegas. When he saw me come in, he shouted from behind the counter, "Hey, Molly! My Vegas girl! How are ya?"
George and I caught up and I was asking him about how the snow has affected their business. He said proudly, "We didn't close a single day. In all the years I've run this place, we only close on Christmas. None of these storms could keep us from opening." In that moment, I sincerely wished I lived walking distance from The Breakfast Club.
One all the guests had arrived, we took our seats at the counter. I normally can't get a seat at the counter because it's so packed!
Each place setting included a Breakfast Club mug (to keep!), a customer loyalty card and the menu for the evening.
We would be enjoying four courses, all part of the February special menu, which was of course, Valentine themed.
For the first course, we were delivered a bowl of vanilla yogurt, topped with fresh strawberries and shaved chocolate. I am not normally a yogurt person, but the fruit was so fresh and the strawberry/chocolate combination was so heavenly, that I just kept taking more spoonfuls.
Once I had eaten all the goodies on top, I left the rest of the yogurt behind.
Next up was a plate with two heart shaped, red velvet pancakes, stuffed with cream cheese icing and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
Each of the two pancakes had a slight crunch on the inside, which was a nice contrast to the rich cream cheese icing. I really wanted to lick my plate, but somehow rediscovered my manners before it was too late.
The third course crossed over into the savory realm. The meat eaters in the group were being treated to eggs benedict, one with salmon and one with steak. I got a special vegetarian version of the dish, which was avocado, tomato and mushrooms, topped with poached eggs and a spicy Hollandaise sauce.
After devouring the eggs benny and the perfectly crisped home fries, I asked George what the secret is to his spicy Hollandaise. He smiled and revealed, "People think it's something complicated, but we just mix in Frank's hot sauce."
The grand finale was the "Box of Chocolates" milkshake. This sinful frozen confection was a blend of chocolate ice cream, caramel, peanuts, marshmallow swirl and of course, a cherry on top.
At first sight I fell in love with the pink straw (you know how I can't resist cute packaging) and then I took one sip and I was head over heels. You know when you first taste something incredible and your eyes roll into the back of your head? That happened.
Even though the milkshake had a strong peanut taste, you didn't taste the ground nuts in a gravely way. The flavor combination of the rich chocolate and caramel with the salty peanuts and then the sweet marshmallow topping was dessert nirvana.
On my first trip to The Breakfast Club we came for brunch, so I didn't even realize they made milkshakes. Well, now that I know, I'll be needing one with every visit.
The great news is, starting this coming Monday, March 2nd, you too can experience Breakfast for Dinner at The Breakfast Club. For the next three months, on the first Monday of each month, the Breakfast for Dinner series will return. Here's what you can look forward to:
- Monday, March 2nd - The theme is St. Patrick's Day with dishes like the Lucky Charms parfait, Bailey's French toast (!!!), corned beef hash and Irish Coffee milkshakes.
- Monday, April 6th - In honor of Easter, eggs are the star of April's dinner with menu items that include deviled eggs, an egg-white omelette, carrot cake pancakes and a marshmallow Peep milkshake.
- Monday, May 4th - Hopefully by the third dinner all the snow will have melted because the theme of this event is spring. Enjoy hummingbird pancakes (banana, coconut, pineapple), a fresh herb omelette, colorful spring hash and a vanilla lavender milkshake.
In addition to the yummy specials, each Breakfast for Dinner event will also offer mimosas and Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout.
Save your spot at any one of these dinners (or hell, all three) on the Eventbrite page.
Thank you to George and team for a delicious night and three more just like it to look forward to!