Midday Saturday brunch in Georgetown (see map below). South Carolina natives John and Ashley insisted on this chic spot for afternoon drinks and the Peacock’s traditional-but-creative brunch menu. The Peacock serves brunch until 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Upon being informed of the 30-minute wait for a table outside, we opted for the bar next door at Cafe Milano (no Saturday brunch here!). A Bellini later, the three of us headed back to the Peacock and were promptly seated under an umbrella on the sidewalk. The waiter was on top of his game, and our waters were well-attended to. The crowd was a mix of twenty-somethings and families. Tables stayed full through 4pm.
THE DRINKS (round one)
Two Mimosas, and a Greyhound. The Greyhound is made with fresh-squeezed grapefruit, creating a rich and tangy froth.
MAZIAR’S PANCAKES: multi-grain or buttermilk (depicted below) with bananas and walnuts in Warm maple syrup. $11.95
I’d say this was the least exciting brunch item we ordered, and I probably would not order it again. Extra syrup was necessary, and at $11.95, I was expecting more bananas and/or walnuts. But hey, it’s pancakes, and they were still delicious. B
PEACOCK’S EGGS CHESAPEAKE: poached eggs with lump crab meat topped With Hollandaise sauce & Peacock fries. $17.50
At the higher-end of the Peacock’s brunch menu, the Eggs Chesapeake proved to be a great choice. This item takes advantage of Peacock’s fresh ingredients and creative cuisine. The fries were light and crispy (I enjoyed a handful). A-
SMOKED SALMON OMELET: with onions and capers, served with sour cream & home fried potatoes. $16.95
Paired with a unique cinnamon-raisin bread and a helping of Home Fries, the Smoked Salmon Omelet was the clear winner this afternoon. The omelet was stuffed was salmon, and the bread provided a nice balance between the wet and dry. Next time I visit the Peacock, I will be ordering this item. A
THE DRINKS (round two)
A Mimosa, and two Greyhounds. I was especially happy with my decision to go with the Greyhound this time around.
Approximately $33 per person. This included one brunch item, and two beverages.