Brunch is somewhat of a recent event in Buffalo. Years ago there were only one or two spots that understood the importance of runny eggs and fruity cocktails on weekend mornings. However there's been a big shift recently and now lots of new places offer brunch; Martin Cooks being one of the best.
The bright lively space was absolutely packed my last visit. Luckily my friend Ben has the same feeling as me in these situations- more time for cocktails!! I started with the Apothecary Reviver made with Rum, Thai Basil, Cucumber and Kale (gotta get those veggies in) before moving onto to a juicy Blueberry Mojito.
Once seated we had a chance to peruse the menu which changes seasonally. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Spring than a gorgeous bowl Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto.
This dish has everything I could ask for at brunch; ultra creamy risotto, bright slivers of asparagus and a cheesy fried egg on top. Brunch perfection!