I love nothing more than eating food with the Frans. I was itching to do a food post for the blog, so my incredible Frans jumped at the opportunity to support. We were planning on checking out Via Carota, the new West Village spot opened by the folks at Buvette and I Sodi, but sadly it is dinner only right now. Disappointed, we did a quick survey of the area and landed at the popular Hudson Clearwater. I've heard so much about this place, I was excited to check it out.
Mentally prepped for a meal at Via Carota, we had to adjust back for brunch at Hudson Clearwater. They have a simple, yet unique brunch menu. Each dish sounded delicious. The restaurant has a rustic casual atmosphere with lots of wood and dark worn metal throughout. They have a lush back porch which is always packed during the warmer months.
I was starving. Still in lunch, not brunch mode, I started with a salad. This salad was packed with baby beets, burrata, watercress, toasted hazelnuts, and topped with a shallot vinaigrette.
Han nibble on the Avocado Toast sprinkled with chili flakes over Pullman Toast. We were both hungry so I forgot to snap a shot before digging in.
Moving onto the main dishes. I went hardy with their Angus Burger. This beauty was smothered in a Jalapeno Cheddar. The side of fries were not a bad option either.
The other brunch salad was packed with Arugula, Gala Apples, Fennel, Dates, Pine Nuts, Ricotta and a Balsamic dressing.
I'm obsessed with fall fashion. It is my favorite season for clothing. The sunlight was perfect in the West Village and I had to snap a few pics.
Two things to check out in this picture; 1) my awesome gel manicure from Paint Box, 2) my jewelry. My bow ring is from Kate Spade and my stackable rings are a steal from Forever 21. The watch is Michel Kors. My necklace was a given to me by my mother, she received it from my father years ago. My pearl ring used to be my Grandmother's. Nothing better than family heirlooms to add a classic touch to a modern look.
Thanks for my wonderful Fran Meredith for snapping all the outfit pictures. She's the best.
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