Isa [brunch] (Brooklyn, NY)

My fellow food lover, SaraDish, and I are huge fans of Chef Ginger Pierce and Preston Madson. They are incredibly talented in the kitchen, or should I say “kitchens” , since they are the Executive Chefs at three awesome restaurants: Freemans, Peels, and Isa. Might I also add that they are married and make a really cute couple. :)  On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, SaraDish and I ventured out into the far away land of Brooklyn, NY, to enjoy a lovely brunch at Isa. I had studied the menu beforehand (their hand-drawn menus are really cool) and knew exactly what I would order: the breakfast pizza, lemon ricotta pancakes, and baked eggs with polenta. All three were delicious! I’m a sucker for runny eggs and pizzas made in wood ovens, so naturally, I loved the breakfast pizza. The salsa verde was incredible! The lemon ricotta pancakes were fluffy, buttery, and crispy around the edges, just the way I like it. And the baked eggs with polenta and roasted tomatoes was comforting and satisfying — I could eat this dish every day. Thank you, Chefs Preston & Ginger, for a fantastic brunch!

Isa: 348 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with whipped butter

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Breakfast Pizza with egg, fontina, pancetta, salsa verde

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Close up of that beautiful runny egg

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Wood oven baked eggs, polenta, roasted tomato, parmesan

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The dining room

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Open kitchen

Isa [brunch] (Brooklyn, NY)