This DC restaurant should B-Too(t) their own horn because their brunch is unreal

Bex’s birthday weekend was bittersweet at first – ’twas her first birthday not home with her family. I know, believe it or not, for the past 22 years of my life, I have always spent my birthday in Rochester, NY with my family and grandparents. Oh, the perks of having my birthday fall over winter break! A home-cooked meal, Mom’s unreal carrot cake and some great laughs with my brothers was really missed on my 23rd bday, but my amazing friends in DC made it all the more merrier.

And if anyone could put a smile on my face, it is my college roommate, Abbey, who took the train in to DC from NYC for the weekend. I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard in three days in my entire life. From an amazing dinner at Ambar, shopping in Georgetown, to the highlight of the trip with our brunch at B Too, I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday weekend away from my family.

After hearing a family friend rave about B Too’s mussels, I knew Abbey and I had to start off our meal with La Mariniere mussels served in white wine, shallots, garlic, parsley and celery. Great flavor and loved the topping with each mussel.
Abbey and I were obsessed this Salade Van Bietjes – a red and yellow beet salad with mint, Greek yogurt, pistachio crumble, and green peas. The combination of flavors with the dipping sauce was unreal and as lovers of beets, they could not go wrong with satisfying us on this one.
It’s also a perfect dish for splitting as an appetizer – light and beautifully plated.
Nice little bowl of seasonal fruits, well, don’t mind if I do!
Ah, the Belgian Coffee. So. Good. A rich glass of coffee with young genever and cream made for a great pairing with our first picks from the menu.
Now, Abbey’s drink was really spectacular. I have never seen a drink like this in DC, to be honest. The Green Mary Verte is made with cucumber juice, kale, apple and jalapeño infused vodka. Yeah…that’s a mouthful of deliciousness. You must get this if you are brunching at B Too.
There are a few glorious things about this photo: 1. The flooring at B Too is adorable and 2. This dish only took us about 5 minutes to eat because it was so amazing. The Josper Cooked Egg Cocotte is made with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers, scallions and goat cheese. It is so flavorful and the bread is a perfect addition to dip in this egg dish.
The ‘Doffle’ or the Belgian Doughnut Waffle is one of B Too’s irresistible and fun sweet treat. This version of it was a great way to end our brunch.
This chocolate dessert was my favorite item of the day. I am a sucker for desserts – especially rich cocoa ones like this. If I haven’t convinced you to check out B Too for brunch then something is wrong with you. Head on over there this weekend!


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