Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Bye, Bye 2016: Let’s Toast with a Hangover Brunch at Little Frog

There’s a new culinary force on the Upper East Side and they’re hoping to make your New Year’s hangover a little sweeter.  Little Frog, the new Parisian bistro, is debuting their New Year’s Day Hangover Frogger Platter on Sunday. The platter is a work of art: Rosti Eggs Benedict, boudin sausage, grilled steak, breakfast sausage, Vermont bacon, truffle egg en cocotte, jalapeño grilled cheese sandwich, papas bravas – yes, that’s all on one platter! And it’s only $20.17. Happy New Year!  Add beer for some ‘hair of the dog’, and the price rises to a whopping $26.17. I know I’ll be there!

Photo by Marzi Daoust (Little Frog)

If a more moderate hangover remedy is in order, Chef Xavier Monge offers you his Frogger Burger, a creation honed after a decade at Minetta Tavern which, in my opinion, still has one of the best burgers in the city with their dry-aged beef Black Label Burger.

Photo by Marzi Daoust (Little Frog)

Stayed out too late saying good riddance to 2016? Don’t worry if you’re not up early. Brunch will be served from 11:30-3:30pm. Bring the kids, too. There’s a special menu for them plus an à la carte menu for you so you can sample some of the other bistro fare.

Photo by Marzi Daoust (Little Frog)

Little Frog Bistro & Bar, 322 East 86th Street, 347-537-5786,

More Manhattan Cocktail Madness – May 19-21

Foodie alert!

Manhattan Cocktail Classic has announced three more exciting events for the next week:

Smokin’ Boozy Bacon-Loaded Brunch with Top Chef Dave Martin – 2 sessions:

Sunday, May 19, 11:00am-1:00pm (Session 1) and 2:00pm-4:00pm (Session 2)

Top Chef alum Dave Martin shows how eclectic brunch can be, pairing sweet and savory brunch specialties with his signature cocktails. Quirky concoctions spiked with The Perfect Puree and Double Cross Vodka accompany bite-sized versions of Martin’s classic brunch dishes. The treats at this event are meat-based for the most part, featuring Nueske’s smoked meats, so carnivores are in luck. But a few meatless options are available for all the vegetarians out there. Full menu:


Smokin’ Mary: Dave’s Homemade Spicy Mary Mix, The Perfect Purée Chipotle Sour, Double Cross Vodka and Nueske’s Pepper Bacon

Spring Thyme & Lime Cooler: Fresh Squeezed Limeade, The Perfect Purée Thyme & Citrus, and Crushed Ice

The Bruised Pineapple: The Perfect Purée Carmelized Pineapple, Double Cross Vodka and Orange Agave Nectar

Food pairings:

Monte Cristo’s Nueske’s Smoked Ham & Smoked Turkey, Gruyere inside Malted French Toast and Blackberry Sauce for dipping

Mini Veggie Frittatas: Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Tomatoes, Wild Mushrooms & Goat Cheese

Duck Quesadillas: Nueske’s Smoked Duck Breast, Apricot & Mango Chutney and Asiago Cheese

Hanger Steak Bites: Smokey Rubbed CAB Hanger Steak with Groovy Gorgonzola for dipping

Nueske’s Wild Cherrywood Bacon & Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies: Bacon, Tart Cherries & buttery goodness

Chocolate Truffle Cakes: Mini versions of the classic with Dave’s Salted Caramel Sauce


Guggenheim Studio, 250 West 54th #405 between 8th Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan

Tickets: $65

“An Afternoon of Chocolate and Cocktails”:

Sunday, May 19, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate the best of both indulgences at a walk-around tasting sponsored by Valrhona Chocolates. Nibble on delectable desserts, courtesy of NYC’s premier chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Then head to the bar for a glimpse into how chocolate-friendly spirits are made, all while tasting your way through Valrhona’s signature line of chocolates. Once you narrow down your favorite dessert, the mixologists will make a custom drink for a decadent pairing.


Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street at East 4th Street,

Tickets: $45 (purchase directly on the Astor Center website:

Perfect Pairings:

Tuesday, May 21, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Want to indulge for a charitable cause? Enjoy an evening of cocktails and food pairings to boot at The Bowery Hotel, located in Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side neighborhood. At the end of the evening, you’ll leave with a full stomach and the good feeling that comes from knowing that your money is going to a great cause. Tickets will be available soon, with proceeds benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Location: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery between Great Jones and Bond Streets,

Tickets: Check the Manhattan Cocktail Classics website for updates:

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