Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Zabar's Brunch


Did I tell you that hell froze over last month? Yeah...Actorboy (my brother) made a meal for the family by his own initiative. Granted, Actorboy does cook for himself -- some concoctions strangers than others. But, he's never said, "Hey - how about I make brunch? I'll get the groceries and prepare the whole thing". I think this new gf has a positive, unhuman-like, influence on him.

Not only did they make brunch, during Giz's birthday weekend....they brought in food from New York for the occasion. We were all still "recovering" from the big meal the night before. But, it was such a treat to have a selection of foods from Zabar's, a place Giz had raved about.

Without a doubt, these are the best rugelach I have ever eaten. You can read about them on the Zabar's website here. It does not suprise me that they are an all-time best seller.


Apparently, the coffee was quite strong (I'm not a coffee drinker) -- but it may have just been how it was made.


We had a mix of NY-style and Montreal-style bagels, some brought from NY and some bought locally at a Pusateris store.


Bagels, lox and cream cheese....I'm in heaven.

Actorboy even prepared personally-tailored omlettes:



It was a delicious brunch all around! StumbleUpon

12 comments:

giz said...

Yes, indeed a shock that Actor Boy went all out (thank you girlfriend T for helping make it happen). To put it into context the last time AB invited me for dinner (3 yrs ago) he proudly said he was making curry chicken - somehow he neglected to get the chicken. No matter, the effort was worth it.

Julia said...

Giz -- maybe it took him this long to get over the curry chicken.

Looks like a great brunch!

Amelie said...

Looks wonderful!!! Now I want bagels with cream cheese and lox!

kat said...

Someone once sent a box of their bagels & coffee to our office & it was so good!

That Girl said...

When my dad died, my relatives sent us a giant basket from Zabars with the rugeluch and coffee, and other noshes. Now I always associate that place with him.

Bellini Valli said...

I love it when we get to try things from "away". Rugelach and bagels from New York would be to die for, or even just from Montreal:D I am sure AB serving up brunch made Giz's birthday weekend even more special!!

Adam said...

Well that's really cool of him to do that. I think he was smart to do brunch too... I mean it's like getting two meals for the price of one right? :) What a thinker...

Whats the difference from Montreal and NYC bagels? I must google this!

Steph said...

I don't think I've had a good bagel in Toronto. Maybe I don't know where to go. I still remember those bagels from Montreal and I ate those when I was 11! It looks like you had a good brunch!

Hopie said...

Wow that sounds like an awesome brunch. Way to go actorboy and gf. Now I'm jealous - I miss bagels and cream cheese and lox!!

Psychgrad said...

Adam -- I'm not very familiar with NY bagels. But, Montreal bagels are fire-roasted on a long wooden stick. They tend to be chewier and the empty part in the middle is large. I find that they're really good fresh. But, after a day - you need to toast them or they don't taste great. I think NY bagels are softer in texture than Montreal.

Soma said...

Those look delicious & I would love to have a brother who would cook for me.. even if it once in a whie.

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