Waffles, French toast and donuts make up a majority of most brunch menus, however, Southerleigh located at Pearl has a menu that takes after the sea. First up on the menu, fresh oysters and shrimp on an ice covered tray with all the fixings!
I love seafood. Hand me a raw oyster, intense sushi roll or shrimp cocktail and I shall be content for many moons. Jacqueline and I dined at Southerleigh for a media brunch and we walked into the gorgeous restaurant which connects directly with Hotel Emma without having any idea what would be on the menu. Media brunches are always a great time. If you put twenty or so food and photography lovers in one room, it’s bound to be filled with laughter, restaurant suggestions, and tons of flash photography. Really – it’s the norm to take ten minutes to dig into a family style dish! The oysters and shrimp were my favorite course, but these stuffed crabs made a close second.
Before we continue with brunch dishes, let’s take a moment to talk about the perfectly concocted cocktails! Southerleigh’s mixologists spent all morning creating fantastic drinks for the brunch crowd. The pink mimosa with rosé and a hint of spice was a crowd favorite.
Next up, Southerleigh’s homemade biscuits and gravy topped with hash browns and oven roasted ham. Ah, this dish was moist, warm, comforting, everything you could ever want on a Sunday morning. I can’t imagine eating the entire plate of biscuits because just half of one was enough.
After the seafood, biscuit and meat, the meal ended with a sweet chocolate almond bundt with Texas grapefruit (pictured above) and vanilla bean sour milk beignets. If you’re craving something sweet, order these two dishes with a cup of coffee and you’ll be good to go!