Brunch: Cedar Grove Dallas

Brunch in Dallas is definitely an event and there are no shortages of restaurants to choose from, each one offering something different. It’s no wonder brunch is my favorite meal, I mean when else can you drink alcohol in the middle of the day and not get the side-eye from someone?! My love of brunch coupled with my quest to tackle the never ending lists of brunch spots in Dallas, birthed the Mochas and Mimosas brunch club. I started the group last year with some friends of mine. We meet for brunch at least once a month for food (mimosas too) and fellowship. I will be sharing our brunch adventures in no particular order.

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Cedar Grove, Dallas was the pick for our final brunch of 2016.  Cedar Grove is located in Oak Lawn in the same building that Dish(if you didn’t know about Dish, don’t worry, you weren’t missing much) used to occupy. The decor is a huge display of white trees that go from floor to ceiling and tower over each table, creating the appearance of a grove of trees throughout the restaurant. The restaurant was decked out for the holidays. The trees were decorated with ornaments and lights. The restaurant features high top tables and large oak tables with bench seating.

The popular drink at our table was the fruit forward mimosa. The champagne is paired with a hibiscus infused juice. I like that they serve you a glass of champagne with the mixer on the side. This is especially good for those of us who like only a splash of juice with our champagne. Our group shared an order of the homemade donut holes. They were light, and crispy on the outside, chewy and moist on the inside. The donuts were served with a warm caramel dipping sauce, if you need an extra kick of sweet.

I ordered the honey butter chicken biscuit. This is not your average fast food chicken biscuit. It is a whole chicken breast, lightly battered and fried crisp.  The chicken is served between a flaky, buttery biscuit drizzled with honey on top. It is the perfect combination of savory and sweet all in one bite. I may have dabbed once or twice while eating it. If you’re bad and bougie you may want to eat yours with a knife and fork, but I went all in and used my hands. The other ladies at my table had the hot chicken sandwich which was served with homemade chips, and the build your own omelette which came with home fries. Everyone enjoyed their meals.Our server was friendly and attentive and the hostess was sweet enough to take a group photo for us when we were leaving.

 

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