What better way to treat yourself after running a 5k, than to grab some brunch from one of your favorite restaurants in town? That’s exactly the sentiment Meredith and I held after running the Bayside Trail dog friendly 5k last weekend, so after we had showered and changed, we turned back around to grab a bite from Petite Jacqueline without any of the typical big-brunch calorie guilt.
We started with the Pain Perdu, the 2-day soaked real french toast. A little fluffier than our all-time favorite Pain Perdu at Caiola’s, around the corner, it was a perfectly sweet way to kick off our celebratory meal. Meredith ordered a Croque Madame (a gourmet ham and cheese, with ham, gruyere, mornay, and fried egg) to follow – it was fantastic, as I think I stole at least half of it right off her plate. I decided to try the Hachage Agneau (braise lamb hash with two poached eggs, homefries, hollandaise, and toast), and couldn’t have been happier than my selection.
Meredith and I love Petite Jacqueline and brunch almost as much as we love Orvis (if you know us, you know just how much that means), and if the only requisite for a guilt-free brunch is a 5k, Meredith might make a runner out of me yet.