It’s no secret that Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie is one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. The menu is always delightful and filled with delicious dishes. The staff and ambiance are always inviting and warm. And the special menus? Don’t even get us started on the creativity there. Here’s our five fave menu items from the Easter brunch buffet at Braddock’s.
For Easter, Braddock’s rolled out a brunch buffet menu that was filled with twists on traditional Pittsburgh dishes and decadent desserts, too. The shining stars of the buffet were tasty and filling and kept us going back for seconds. And thirds. There was everything from salads to fruit, entrees to dessert. But our favorites? They were the buffet’s shining stars.
In honor of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 season, Braddock’s Home Opener knocked the cocktail menu right out of the park. The restaurant and bar have partnered with Belvedere Vodka to create a drink that’s fresh and crisp at the beginning but ends with a spicy kick. It’s citrusy and tasty – perfect for spring and summer.
Carved in Beauty
Along with potato gnocchi, fried fingerling potatoes, and shrimp cocktail was the carving station. There was plenty to choose from too: pork, beef, and lamb all roasted to perfection. If that wasn’t enough, seafood salad was also on the menu.
A Trio Made in Pierogi Heaven
There wasn’t just one pierogi for guests on the buffet menu – Braddock’s offered three delicious varieties. My favorite, by far, was the Pot Roast Pierogi. The beef was tender and the caramelized onion made me think, why didn’t I think of that? Coming in a close second was its Spring Pea Pierogi. Light and flavorful at the same time, the dough was perfectly sauteed until just crispy on the bottom. And rounding out the trio was a Three Cheese Potato Pierogi, its salute to local grandmas that have been making them in church basements for decades.
Waffles Aren’t Just for Breakfast
And they do make a delicious brunch offering! The Belgian Waffle station was made to order and the ability to create one based on what you love was so much fun. Fresh fruit, whipped cream, sauces, and chocolate were all beautifully laid out for our choosing.
Nothing Short of Delicious
When I first surveyed the brunch buffet (in the lobby of The Renaissance Hotel) I immediately spied the Strawberry Shortcake station. Filled with springy vanilla shortcake, there were plenty of ways to customize dessert. Strawberries in juice, fresh whipped cream, and both chocolate curls and sauce were on the menu. It was the perfect way to end a delicious meal.
Disclosure: Mr. Locke and I were graciously hosted by Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie to give you fine folks the scoop on its Easter Brunch Buffet. All opinions are my own!