My First Brooklyn Food Adventure

I’ve officially been in Brooklyn for 3.5 days. Yesterday was the first day that I felt like I officially live here. There are a handful of people that I know living in the city, and a few of us planned a welcome-to-the-city/college-reunion brunch at the Clover Club in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. It turned into a delightful time with friends Drew and Kaitlyn involving baked eggs, toast, arugula and fried chicken.

Kaitlyn ordered the fried chicken. It wasn’t like Kentucky fried chicken, but that was for the better. With dark brown buttermilk breading, it had a nice sweet/savory flavor as it was served with honey and hot sauce.20140720-123107-45067842.jpgDrew and I were craving eggs, so we both ordered the baked eggs with chorizo and manchego. I may be a foodie in development, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I wasn’t quite sure what chorizo and manchego were. Well, chorizo is a pork sausage originating in Spain and Portugal. Manchego is a cheese made of sheep’s milk from Don Quioxte‘s land of La Mancha in Spain. The eggs had just a slight kick of heat. Drew and I cleaned our entire plates.

After brunch, we walked through Prospect Park and settled onto a blanket next to the lake. Now, I’m snuggled into the sofa at a dear friend’s home on Long Island. It has been the best first weekend as an official New York resident. I am thankful for the yummy times with sweet souls and looking forward to more to come.