No one’s ever said the words, “Sure, I can do brunch, but can we make it quick? I’ve got to be somewhere.” At least I’m hoping it’s never been said. If it has, that offender needs to be banished from brunch for one year.
Who hurries through brunch? Brunch is about leisure and savoring a lazy weekend morning/afternoon. You don’t need to be somewhere else, you’re having brunch!
If you can dine al fresco, like at Dino in Cleveland Park, even better. With great people watching along Connecticut Ave., and situated next to the guy with the flower stand, it’s a primo place to be.
My friend Melissa and I plopped ourselves down and immediately tucked into the basket of fresh bread.
The bottomless mimosa brunch comes with an appetizer, an entree, and of course, bottomless mimosas.
Stuffed squash blossoms.
They tasted as good as they looked. That’s buffalo milk ricotta in there, and a very delicate tomato sauce.
Melissa ordered the risotto, which she mentioned was a bit salty. I got the cinghiale bianco (fusilli with ground wild boar).
Wine and herbs and al dente pasta. Oh yeah, and the wild boar. Nice.
Meanwhile, the refills of mimosa kept coming. We chatted, we people watched, we ate more bread, I drank more mimosas, we continued chatting…
That’s what brunch is all about.
3435 Connecticut Ave. NW