Some of the best recipes are discovered by turning to pages written by chefs of old. Beginning on Sunday, April 6, The Blue Room will introduce The Cookbook Brunch, a monthly changing series paying homage to the works of their favorite chefs by incorporating special cookbook-derived menu items into the Kendall Square mainstay's already popular buffet brunch offerings.
Published in 1950 and viewed by many as the Bible of authentic Italian cuisine, "The Silver Spoon" will kick off The Cookbook Brunch series with Executive Chef Andrew Bonner preparing a selection of savory items found in this culinary classic, including:
Uova in Cocotte ai Porri
"Eggs en cocotte with leeks"
Braised leeks and nutmeg with a soft cooked egg on top
Broccoletti Piccanti allo Yogurt
‘Spicy broccoli with yogurt"
Warm broccoli rabe with yogurt, garlic, parsley, and chilies
Arrosto con il Rosmarino
"Braised pork with rosemary"
Pork shoulder with rosemary and braised with onions and garlic
Pollo alla Ratatouille
Braised chicken with zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes
The Cookbook Brunch series will feature:
"The Silver Spoon"
"The Doubleday Cookbook"
Jean Anderson + Elaine Hanna, 1975
"The Fireside Cookbook"
James Beard, 1949
"The Joy of Cooking"
Irma Rombauer, 1931
Sunday, August 3 (Julia Child's birth month)
"Mastering the Art of French Cooking"
Julia Child, 1961
WHERE: The Blue Room
One Kendall Square, Cambridge
WHEN: Sunday Brunch
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Menus will change the first Sunday of every month
COST: $27 per person ($13 for kids ages 12 and under)
Includes all buffet items, coffee and selection of loose teas
CONTACT: Telephone: 617.494.9034