First meal of 2012: brunch at Le Comptoir with Will and friends. Tasty little place in Williamsburg with prix fixe brunch for $29.50 on New Year’s day. We were given the choice of an hour wait or sitting in the outdoor patio. The weather wasn’t too bad, and it was nice to have the entire patio to ourselves.
Unlimited mimosas, rosinis and Bloody Marys. I had never had a rossini before. Just like a bellini, but with strawberry puree instead of peach. Yum. Roasted mushrooms and bacon “au gratin” with poached eggs and toast. I was tempted by the various eggs benedict options available, but wanted to see what the gratin is like. Lots of mushrooms with a hint of bacon.Tasty, but I wish the gratin was baked a little longer, so the top was more golden. Love how the poached eggs are hidden under the cheese!John ordered the tartine au short rib, which had braised short ribs and a poached egg on a thick slice of bread. The short ribs were so tender and flavorful. Le Comptoir even has an eggs benedict dish with braised short ribs!