mediterranean breakfast plate

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They came in shorts- and raincoat-clad droves for brunch, unsure of what to expect from the day. One thing was certain: the clear star of the day was the mediterranean breakfast plate. A swoosh of hummus, a shower of pickled beets, stuffed baby bell peppers, marinated cauliflower, and a dash of yogurt sauce were all brought into unison by what else, but a poached egg.

sourdough french toast with strawberries

It looks like Spring, it sounds like Spring and it smells like Spring, but it damn well doesn’t feel like Spring. At least here in Berlin. In defiance of the bone-numbing temperatures and intermittent hail (yes, hail) showers, we gave you today an homage to the season that could have been. French toast from oversized Sironi sourdough loaves, graced with mascarpone, pistachios, maple syrup and some of those elusive strawberries.