Brunch is Back at Brio
by Daniella Hume
You don’t have to travel far to get a taste of a Sunday in Italy. Brio Italian Grille is back with their Sunday brunch menu, which had been on hiatus during the pandemic.
“We’re getting fully staffed up so now we can execute on brunch, one of the things we’re kind of known for,” said Autumne White, general manager at Brio Italian Grill at Earl Enterprises.
It’s easy to see why the Mall at Millennia restaurant is known for it. Their Tuscan Sausage Scrambler and Garden Veggie Scrambler are full of fresh tasty, ingredients, like their roasted grape tomatoes.
Executive Chef Seth Robinson likes the veggie option.
“What’s super exciting about this dish, it does not have a lot of calories,” Robinson told us.
But Robinson’s favorite dish is the delectable Bistecca Alla Romano, a perfectly grilled beef tenderloin on top of poached eggs and Romano-crusted tomatoes. It’s sure to have your tastebuds popping.
“This dish was the reason why I wanted to come out of the dish room,” explained Robinson, who started at the company 15 years ago as a dishwasher. “When I was in the dish room, I was working, working, working. And I would come in the kitchen and was like, ‘What is that dish?’ Once I finally got out of the dish room, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, I’m never going back, I’m staying on the line. I have to make this dish.'”
Two months ago, Robinson was promoted to executive chef, where he’s also in charge of the fresh and flavorful Avocado Toast, which is also on the lighter side.
If you’re looking to indulge, then you’ll have to go with my favorite, the Berries, and Cream French Toast. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. The stuffed cream cheese and syrup make this just right.
Brunch wouldn’t be anything without the drinks.
Brio offers a host of beverages and a handful of specialized cocktails. Our favorites were the White Peach Sangria and the Peach Bellini. They’re light and refreshing with a good enough kick to jump-start your Sunday.
“I expect more things to come down the wire for brunch because it is a smaller menu, but I think it touches everything, from the French Toast to the Avocado Toast,” said White.
There are just 5 entrees to choose from on the menu, but each one was perfectly picked to highlight a fresh, flavorful aspect of a Tuscan Sunday brunch.
Brio’s brunch is back and it’s better than ever.