If you are looking for a luxurious Sunday brunch dining experience in DC, look no further I have found an epic one for you. Proof DC, one of the city’s most popular wine bar, recently launched Sunday brunch, and it is the Sunday brunch of your dreams. All about our experience:
Normally, I like to start by talking about the food, but the cocktails make the brunch. Proof DC has a great beverage program so it makes sense to begin my review with a recommendation as to which boozy brunch beverages you should order.
My favorite beverage from the Proof DC brunch menu was the Lovers Left Alive, a sparkling wine cocktail that is a quintessential brunch beverage. Made with rose vermouth, bruto Americano which is an aperol type liquor, OJ, rosemary, and of course sparkling wine, it is bright, cheerful and fragrant. I also loved the Bloody Mary, which features house made Bloody mix. It is spicy, so if you need to wake up, this drink is for you! The Pimm’s Cup is great too; but be forewarned that has a strong ginger flavor.
Every good brunch opens with pastries, and at Proof that means fresh, right-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls drizzled with a finger-licking-good sugar glaze. The cinnamon buns are pretty big, so make sure you come hungry because there is a lot more you are going to want to sample!
The best advice I can offer is to get a bunch of dishes and share, because you won’t want to limit yourself to just one dish. There are too many good choices to pass up. Toast smothered in stracciatella cheese and then adorned with fried artichokes, a sprinkling of raisins and pine nuts is a whirlwind of texture and flavor. Beet pickled eggs are as tasty as they are visually pleasing, with a bright pink color, a sinfully creamy yolk, and golden mustard seeds.
The pierogies, with a luscious goose egg yolk that serves as a sauce, is another must-try. Heaps of bright green leeks and radishes add crunch and flavor. The gnocchi is just as good; the dish changes with the season but currently the fluffy potato pillows are tossed with mushrooms and cheese. The omelet is light and puffy, stuffed with melted cheese and served with crispy breakfast potatoes. For dessert: donuts, served with a coffee-infused chocolate sauce. I told you this brunch is the ultimate in brunch decadence!
Proof DC: The Verdict
Brunch at Proof DC is great for a Sunday afternoon where you and your significant other, or you and your friends or family want to treat yourself. Sit back, relax, and stuff your face!