There is nothing like a long leisurely weekend brunch. It’s simply the best. On Friday Frank mentioned we had a brunch reservation for Sunday. What? Football season, you were fun, but thank you for finally being over; brunch is back!
This surprise brunch happened to be taking place at Norma’s!!! What’s Norma’s, you ask. Only the place where brunch legends were made and “zillion dollar omelets” are consumed. I haven’t been to Norma’s in ten years, but I’ve never forgotten the glory!
Norma’s is in the Le Parker Merdien. You just enter the lobby and it’s right up the stairs waiting for you. Or in this case us. Since we had a reservation, we were seated right away and treated to deliciously tart berry smoothie shots.
I studied the menu, which was large and cheeky and filled with decadent options that made me happy I went to the gym that morning. Not that there aren’t any healthy options, last time I had a melon bowl with yogurt and berries, but this I wanted to live it up a bit! I was still sore from Barry’s and figured I deserved it.
I went for the Normalita’s Huevos Rancheros. They arrived, like everything else, oversized and with a little something extra. In this case, an entire quesadilla extra!
Frank went with the “irrestible banana-macadamia nut flap jacks,” which had a delicious brown butter and lots of cinnamon.
We enjoyed our ourselves lingering over perfect cups of coffee until it was time to brave the cold once more! I might have waddled a bit on the way out the door, but let me tell you, it was worth it. Oh Norma I hope to see you again sooner than later!