Western New York- Brunch at Carte Blanche
Carte Blanche is one of the newest restaurants to pop up on Buffalo Street in Hamburg. This little strip is becoming quite the food & drink hub with hot spots like Grange Community Kitchen and Hamm & Fatty's Beer Co. now dotting the street. Along with new restaurants comes new ideas like BRUNCH! Years ago Buffalo was completely devoid of a brunch scene. Coming from NYC the pure absence of mimosas and Eggs Benedict in the morning was just shocking. Luckily this new generation of spots understands the importance of this mid-day meal and Carte Blanche definitely understands the importance of morning after carbo loading with this incredible Toast & Jam Spread.
Popovers and freshly baked bread served with a trio of whipped butter, bright raspberry jam and a buttery caramel sauce for those morning sweet tooth moments.
These popovers were excellent; crusty on the outside with a warm, eggy interior perfect for slathering with all those delicious spreads.
Chicken and Waffles also made the menu; a classic combination of juicy, buttermilk chicken with a crunchy maple drizzled waffle.
And of course a delicious breakfast salad with strips of prosciutto and poached egg. This dish was so close to perfect but just a tad too salty with the addition of diced anchovy.
Of course brunch isn't brunch without some kind of beverage and when in Buffalo that means a classic Loganberry cocktail.
Carte Blanche is a great addition to the Hamburg scene. The food and service were spectacular our entire meal and the space is absolutely beautiful. There's a large patio on both floors overlooking the busy street below, just perfect for people watching (when the wind isn't too gusty). I can't wait to stop in again next visit to check out their dinner menu.
61 Buffalo Street
Hamburg, NY 14075