Brunch at Arcane

I’ve been meaning to eat at Arcane (111 Avenue C at 7th St.) for some time, so I jumped at the chance to have brunch there.  Arcane is a French-Caribbean restaurant located in the old Bao 111 space.  It now sports a larger bar & a simpler seating arrangement.  $9.95 gets you coffee, OJ & a choice of a brunch cocktail.  It was around noon & luckily not that packed so we were seated immediately.

The brunch menu is a bit confusing as the dishes (all  but one dish eggs, served with salad & home potatoes) do not have a description.  Some are easier than others, but I ended up asking my friend who had been there before.

I ordered the Arcane Baked Eggs which I was really excited about, but was quickly disappointed.  The eggs were cooked all the way through (I like my yolk runny) & the cheese on top was a run of the mill cheddar which hardened really quickly making the dish pretty hard to eat.  I didn’t really touch the mixed green salad, but the home potatoes were really good.  I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting (most likely a dish more like Casimir’s Tunisian Eggs), but this was NOT to my liking.

My friend got the Caribbean Poached Eggs which was eggs, ham & pineapple served with a spicy hollandaise sauce.  He seemed to like it.

I wasn’t happy with what I ordered, but I’m not going to write Arcane off.  They have an excellent prix fixe & great daily specials.  I’m looking forward to trying the Rabbit in mustard sauce on Wednesday nights.
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  2. […] sharing the sidewalk with people drinking at Zum Schneider next door.  I did review the brunch there back in May (not very favorably), but I have as yet to have dinner there.  Anyway; Happy […]

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