Brunch It the F(ucking fancy) Up with French Fried Chicken Toast at Mignonette Uptown

 When one of our favorite chefs in town (we’re looking at you, Danny Serfer) took his fucking fancy seafood shack Mignonette and called it Mignonette Uptown (simply genius), we took a field trip to get a taste of the solid new menu that includes items you can’t get at Mignonette Downtown. Items like Buffalo Scallops, BBQ Octopus, and Honey Thyme Fried Chicken with curly fries that’ll make McDonald’s circa 1960 jealous and make the thirty something minute drive feel like you’re going to Disneyland. Which is why when we got word that Mignonette part deux was brunching it up, we planned our next field trip uptown.
If you know Danny you know the man loves Sunday (though he really prefers to sit around in his underwear than flipping eggs). But the man also loves eggs. And latkes. And shakshuka. And French toast. Oh and let’s not forget caviar; all of which are on the brunch menu at Mignonette Uptown.

Never a fan for making any brunch the same, Serfer has given fans a reason to visit every one of his restaurants for crave worthy dishes you can’t get at the other—the Big Ragout Sandwich and Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes at Blue Collar; Maine Lobster Benedict and off-menu Po’boy Pearl (a double-decker shrimp or conch po’boy topped with freshly shucked and fried oysters); and proper Ham and Eggs and French Fried Chicken Toast. That’s French Fried Chicken Toast, people.

We know what you’re thinking: WTF is French fried chicken toast? Glad you asked.

It’s exactly what you want it to be: French Toast stuffed with Fried Chicken doused in miso-maple syrup. And it had a carnivore wannabe pescaterian savoring every morsel. That alone warrants a trip to Mignonette Uptown for the breakfast meets lunch weekend mashup. But just in case you’re still skeptical (in which case you should probably rethink life), the Break-fast Tower stacked with smoked salmon, fish dip and locally sourced bagels, Fancied Caviar Latkes, “Shosh”Shuka (aptly and tongue-in-cheekly named after Serfer’s wife Shoshana), and Banana Miso-Caramel Milkshake will be sure to seal and sweeten the deal. Get two (for yourself) so you can wash down all the sweets, which include a heavenly Honey Butter Rum Bun, Buttermilk Pancakes with seasonal compote, and “Miami Glaze” Doughnuts that’ll have you asking “WTF is in that Miami glaze.”

The answer? Condensed milk, Florida oranges, key lime, lemon, and culantro. That’s right, culantro in your doughnut. Tastes just like cocaine.

 

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