Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rosario Launches Brunch

Rosario's Eggplant Parmesan Benedict

From our friends at Rosario...

Rosario Now Serves Weekend Brunch

Chef Logan McGear delivers Italian specialties to Adams Morgan

Fans of Rosario’s dinner menu can now enjoy the neighborhood restaurant’s delectable bites for brunch. Executive Chef Logan McGear and bar maestro Bob Wagner work in tandem to showcase Italian flavors with mouth-watering breakfast dishes and cocktails to pair.

McGear creates inventive brunch options including cacio e pepe biscuits topped with creamed chipped bresaola, poached eggs and grapes. Chef’s Benedict layers the standard muffin and poached eggs with surprising fried eggplant parmesan and buffalo mozzarella, drizzled in a tomato spiked bĂ©arnaise, or sauce choron. Hearty options include veal Milanese steak and eggs, a black truffle frittata with oyster mushrooms and pancetta and an authentic Italian breakfast sandwich, layered with capicola, bresaola, and mortadella served on striata bread slathered in herb cream cheese. Light options include an orange and fennel salad, frittata primavera, and tomato basil bruschetta served with poached eggs. The cannoli bomboloni, or Italian donuts come out of the kitchen hot; one bite into the soft cannoli cream filling balances out the crispy outer dough rolled with sugar.

Behind the bar, Bob Wagner, who comes to Rosario from acclaimed cocktail lounges in Brooklyn, Seamstress and Holiday uses a commercial grade, centrifuge juicer to create fresh cocktails. Wagner offers five unique spritzes including the birth of venus with strawberry juice, zucca, lemon and Prosecco, and the arrivederci felice (that’s Italian for Bye Felicia) with St. Germain, cantaloupe juice, sage and Prosecco. Wagner also offers a spicy bloody mary with Spring 44 Vodka and the house seasonal mix and the garibaldi, Campari mixed with freshly squeezed orange juice. Guests can opt for a non-alcoholic juice such as the bright, hangover-curing conglietto which blends carrot, turmeric, ginger and golden beet juice.

Rosario is located in Adams Morgan at 2435 18th Street, NW, and is open daily for dinner at 5 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM. For more information on the new menu items and cocktail program, visit or follow the team on Instagram @rosariodc.