Andreas’s roommate from grad school is moving from Florida to Cambridge with his girlfirend and they were in town this weekend looking for an apartment. If you aren’t from the Boston area, you may not be aware that since their arrival on Wednesday, it has snowed 8 inches and we are now experiencing the coldest weather we’ve had in six years. They’ve been living in South Florida, so it must have been quite the change for them. They were kind enough to say that they were actually enjoying the weather.
Anyhoo, we wanted to get together with them while they were here and decided the best time for all of us would be Sunday brunch. They were staying in Kendall Square, so we thought it would be easier for us to come to them. First thing we thought of: The Blue Room. If you haven’t been, it has one of the best brunches in the area.
If you are looking to order off of a menu, this place isn’t for you. It’s a buffet, but the cooks are right behind the serving area putting out fresh food almost continually. You can start out with salads, including tossed greens with a pineapple vinaigrette, octupus, and artichoke & fennel. There was a creamy spinach soup, avocado quesadilla, braised beef brisket, ribs, homemade pork sausage, bacon, salmon, eggs, pancakes, and home fries. There was also a table filled with breads, pastries, and desserts. For $23 it is a downright bargain. Of course we started out with bloody mary’s because what is a brunch without one?
There are two seatings at 11:00am and 1:00pm – definitely make reservations. It was a great treat to see Jason and meet Carla, and to have a great meal!