Last week I sat down with the Chef de Cuisine at Gaslight Brasserie du Coin in Boston’s South End to talk about the new brunch menu the restaurant rolled out last month. “Gaslight” as locals refer to it is one of the largest restaurants in the neighborhood consistently serving 350+ people on Saturday and 500+ on Sunday for brunch. With the patio soon to open and this new brunch menu offering some welcome additions those numbers are likely to creep higher. For those who enjoy the menu, fear not much remains the same, but several plates have been tweaked and new temptations await if you’re looking for something new.
One of the restaurant’s best selling items that was tweaked is the Steak and Eggs $15.75 and it is absolutely delicious. Served alongside potatoes that are cooked in duck fat then fried the steak is topped with caramelized onions and comes with a meurette sauce that is made with “lots of red wine” (that’s Chef’s Zentner’s words not mine and I’m 100% okay with that), garlic, onions and bacon.
Gaslight has also added a savory crepe to the brunch menu Crepes Parisienne that includes smoked ham, compte cheese, sunny up egg & mornay sauce for $9.50. I love crepes but never ordered the banana crepes, because I crave something more salty in the morning.
However, my favorite addition to the menu and one of the best selling items has been the Berkshire Pork Hache $14.75. The hand mixed bread, potatoes and pork are fried with a bit of Louisiana crystal hot sauce (not to worry this isn’t going to set your mouth afire) and served with an egg on top. I highly recommend with a Bloody Mary from the bar.
If you haven’t been to Gaslight for brunch in a while you may want to put this on your list of locations to try soon. Check out the new brunch menu here. And be on the look out for an updated dinner menu later this week.Gaslight Brasserie du Coin Brunch is served from 9am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday 560 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End (617) 422-0224