Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Garden Brunch at Tre Trattoria Downtown...

Michael and I recently attended an invitation-only Spring Garden Brunch hosted by Tre Trattoria's Downtown location and Culinaria San Antonio. We enjoyed creative mimosas and sampled many of their signature Weekend Brunch items. The food was expertly prepared by Tre  Executive Chef/Owner Jason Dady. Tre Trattoria offers brunch from on both Saturday and Sunday, which is great for people who may have Sunday plans or prefer going to brunch on Saturday. The restaurant is located adjacent to the historic Fairmount Hotel in Downtown San Antonio. We arrived, dropped our car with the Fairmount valet, and walked next door to the restaurant. Our first thoughts were that the restaurant was open and inviting, with tons of natural light. We entered the private dining room in the back and were struck with how beautifully the long communal table was decorated with flowers, fresh vegetables, and a wide variety of starters.

As we mingled and chatted with other guests, we enjoyed two of their Signature Mimosas:  (1) Tropic Thunder, which was flavored with pineapple and orange juices and a bit of Tabasco and (2) The Mimosa, which was flavored with pomegranate juice and a thyme-infused simple syrup. Both were delicious. By the way...Tre offers four flavors of mimosas for $1 each during their weekend brunch! We were seated, and the starters were passed around the table family style so we could enjoy a bit of each.

All of the starters were delicious, with lots of fresh flavors! While we enjoyed our starters and mimosas, Chef Dady warmly welcomed us. Then, the food started coming out of the kitchen! We sampled a wide variety of Brunch Entrees, as well as their House Cured Bacon and Molasses Pork Sausage. Everything was beautiful and expertly prepared.

We sampled one of their wood fired oven pizzas, as well as savory and sweet entrees. Many of the items we tried were vegetarian-friendly, which is a nice touch. We had a great time chatting with the other guests as we passed the plates around the table. Take a look at the wide variety of dishes that we tried that afternoon.

All of these creative dishes were absolutely fantastic, but our favorites were the Nutella Stuffed French Toast and the Fried Chicken & Polenta Waffles. I'm a huge Nutella fan, and both of the items featured the chocolate-hazelnut spread front and center. The creative wood fired pizza was very creative as well, featuring pistachios, goat cheese, and tangy-sweet balsamic cipollini onions. We left promising ourselves that we would return soon to enjoy our favorites, as well as more of those $1 mimosas!

Disclosure: Tre Trattoria provided us with a complimentary brunch to facilitate this feature. All opinions expressed are mine, and all photographs are copyrighted by The Weekend Gourmet. They may not be copied or shared without permission.

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