Emilia by Nai in East Village Launches Brunch

July 20, 2022, 4:37.28 pm ET  

Photo:  Kathryn Sheldon                                                                                           

Emilia by Nai (174 1st Ave) is launching brunch service starting Saturday, July 23rd in collaboration with Coffee Project New York, the female-owned coffee brand and roaster. The brunch menu from chef and owner Ruben Rodriguez features Galician-inspired small plates and toasts which pays homage to his grandmother’s cooking, alongside coffee-based cocktails. Coffee Project New York has created a custom roast for the space with beans sourced from Honduras and Costa Rica, with notes of dark fruit and spices.

Menu items include: Sourdough Toast with Charred Peaches with Ricotta, Orange Zest, Tarragon and Sherry Honey Olive Oil;  Scrambled Eggs with tumaca bread and iberico ham; Shrimp Croquettes with bechamel, lemon mayonnaise and nori powder; and Wagyu Burger with bayley hazen blue cheese, caramelized onion, spicy tomato.

Coffee Cocktails include: Brooklyn Market with Genshu Sake, Amontillado sherry, maple chai reduction, beet, espresso; Los Gitanos De Jerez with black truffle washed madeira rainwater, coffee bean infused fino sherry, amora, blueberry jam, lemon, mahou ipa; and The Persistence of A Memory with Cacao infused oloroso sherry, pandan, chocolate, coconut, and espresso

Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm, with coffee bar service from 8am- 4pm.

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