Last weekend was an exciting time for Saratoga brunch enthusiasts – Boca Bistro debuted their all-new “BocaRUNCH” menu! We couldn’t wait to try it out, so we made a reservation for first thing on Sunday morning. Our experience was fabulous, read on to hear about it!
The Stuffed Dates Are To Die For
Boca Bistro is known for their tapas, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that their stuffed dates knocked our socks off. They have valdeon and Marcona almonds inside, and were wrapped in bacon with a cider glaze. I wish we had asked for at least two more orders. Don’t sleep on this unique dish!!
Coffee is a huge deal for my brunch date, so we were really excited to hear that they have an espresso machine. He was very pleased with his Americano, and I was impressed by how quickly the refills came! We also ordered a Bloody Mary (extra spicy) and a bottomless mimosa, which I highly recommend. The mimosa glasses are huge, and definitely a good bang for your buck.
The Main Meal
Choosing one main course off the menu was a challenge! I enlisted the help of our very knowledgeable server John, who pointed me toward the Boca Benny. The Boca Benny is one of the two Eggs Benedict dishes on the menu – it features serrano ham, a poached egg and hollandaise on toasted ciabatta. My fiancé landed on the potato hash, which came in a hot skillet with chorizo, shishito peppers, salsa brava, a sunny side up egg and aioli.
If you’re an Eggs Benedict connoisseur like I am, then you know that hollandaise can be a hit or miss. Boca Bistro goes the extra mile to make sure that theirs is a hit – they keep it in a special machine similar to a whipped cream can so it comes out fresh every time. The hollandaise is one of many areas where Boca Bistro excels – the service is fast, the staff is friendly, the ambiance pleasant, and the flavors are exciting.
When Can I Try It?
Boca Bistro is serving up their new “BocaRUNCH” menu every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM until 2 PM. It’s recommended that you make a reservation, they are located in a highly trafficked spot: 384 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.