Brunch at Double Zero
A new Matthew Kenney restaurant is kind of a big deal. His food is nearly perfectly composed, flavorful and looks beautiful. He is creating an empire of all-vegan… whilest not watering down his brand. Each eatery has a distinct style of cuisine. Today’s: Brunch at his pizza-ish spot in the East Village. This was an unexpected stop as we originally had reservations at his new Bar Verde, his take on Latin fusion. With its opening the evening prior, Bar Verde’s kitchen could not accommodate its brunch reservations unfortunately. But we were comped accordingly. No worries, a meal in any Matthew Kenney eatery is a sure bet.
Brunch is my favorite because you can eat sweet and savory together. I opted for the sweet: Almond Ricotta Pancakes. Perfection. It was sweet with subtle hints of lemon. The delicate pillowy pancakes were a magnificent vehicle for the creamy tang of the almond ricotta and sweet maple syrup.
Brunch needs some kind of potato. These red potatoes were delicious. The chunks of salt, so pleasing.
Cauliflower Parm Sandwich had spicy marinara and cashew mozzarella. Using their fresh-made pizza dough, this sandwich was so comforting. The cashew mozzarella and the marinara gave it that nostalgic feel.
The desserts… quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. I got the Tiramisu which was downright perfect. Cacao, almond cream, espresso dust. Absolutely perfect. MP’s cheesecake with a delectable caramel sauce and a poached pear. Unbelievably good.