Sunday’s with the Boston Brunchers are always something to look forward to. I get to see bloggers I haven’t seen in a while, meet new bloggers, and enjoy some absolutely delicious brunches.
This past Sunday, we had the pleasure of brunching at Puritan & Company in Inman Square. When people ask me where my favorite brunch is, I always forget about this area, which is packed with some of my favorites: one of my favorite brunches at East Coast Grill and one of my favorite chilies at All Star Sandwich Bar. And now I can add Puritan & Co to this list as well.
For some reason, I was expecting Puritan & Co to have a hipster, ultra cool vibe. But as soon as you step inside, you feel the warmth of the country-chic decor and the super friendly staff. You also can’t help but notice the fresh-baked pastry bar in the middle of the room packed with amazing delights. I thought the highlight of the pastries were the Boston Cream Donuts and the Toasted Coconut Danish, neither of which were too sweet. Sadly, we missed out on the Cashew Sticky Buns which they only bake in limited quantities, so make sure to get there early and order one of these fast! Puritan & Co also has a fabulous drink menu. While I am always one for the simple mimosa (especially when it’s made withe fresh squeezed OJ), I had a taste of another Bruncher’s Summer Shrub which was delicious. There was a whole menu of unique and innovative drinks that deserves to be explored.
For the main event, the wagyu steak and eggs was definitely the most popular choice of the table. Every inch of this meal was delicious, from the perfectly cooked sunny side up, farm fresh, Technicolor eggs, to the expertly medium-rare cooked wagyu, to even the scali toast that was divinely grilled in butter. On my next visit, I am going to try the corned beef hash. The chef told us that the beef navel is cured in-house making it extra special. But then again, everything at Puritan & Co. seems extra special. There is an obvious attention to detail and thoughtfulness in all of the ingredients in everything from the drinks (made with house-made shrub) to the fresh herbs sprinkled on top of each dish. This brunch is impressive because it is traditional and safe while being unconventional and special, in other words, it is really great for almost any audience.
– Renee Hirschberg