I need to get out to brunch more often. Today I made it to AGORA, which is a couple of blocks from Dupont Circle.
AGORA has a prix fixe brunch menu for $29.95 with bottomless drinks. They’re also nice enough to call out what menu options are gluten, dairy, or nut free for those that need to know.
Being that it was 1130, I felt Mimosas were the best option, and out came a carafe (one of a few). The server also brought out some pita bread and apricot jam to start things off. The bread was piping hot, and was used to eat a lot of the other dishes.
I started off with Patlıcan Közleme (Charcoal smoked eggplant, green and red peppers, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, dill) and Labneh (Strained yogurt, diced apples, walnuts, savory and endive). Both tasty starters.
Next up, I picked the Manchego, Basil, and Tomato Omelette (three farm fresh eggs with manchego, basil and tomato, served with a side of potatoes that went well with the rest of the omelette) and Cilbir (two farm fresh poached eggs topped with yogurt, sumac and spicy oil). I first tried Cilbir at Zaytinya a few weeks ago, and this was just as good…before, I’m not sure I would’ve thought eggs and yogurt mixed together would be a good call.
I closed out brunch with two dishes that were brunchy, but not as Mediterranean…the Pastirma Eggs Benedict (two farm fresh poached eggs with cured loin of beef topped with traditional Hollandaise sauce on English muffins) and French Toast (Challah bread dipped with egg-batter, dusted with powdered sugar. Served with maple syrup.)
This was a good bottomless brunch for a good price…I’d encourage you to check it out.– AGORA 1527 17th St NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 332-6767 http://agoradc.net/