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Brassica Kitchen + Café

3710 Washington St. Send to Phone
Everything is house-made at this Jamaica Plain café, from brunch fare to lunch selections and the tasting-menu dinners.

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Open 6 a.m.-midnight (11 p.m. Sun.) & from 8 a.m. Sat.-Sun.
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Brassica Kitchen + Café Restaurant Review

: At the end of the Orange Line in Jamaica Plain is this little art-filled café from the popular pop-up Whisk chefs Phil Kruta and Jeremy Kean. Start the day with a brew from Fazenda Coffee Roasters, along with chia pudding or tasty donuts and sweets from pastry chef Arthur Haynes. For lunch, sandwiches are created with house-made sourdough, brioche and English muffins stuffed with kimchi, fresh parsley, roasted cauliflower and pickled shallots. But the fun starts at dinner. A six-course tasting menu (omnivore to vegetarian) assembles plates such as brassica tart with aerated balsamic, morels and lemon caramel; seaweed tagliatelle with charred octopus, cauliflower and miso; and duck a l’orange with pommes purée, grilled kale and candied anchovy. Or start with a charcuterie board and then move on to a burger with add-ons like fried egg or pork belly, or country fried chicken with maple umeboshi, lime and cabbage. Desserts include a mascarpone napoleon with raspberry and rosemary macaron. Thea Price-Eckles is a cocktail wizard; look for apéritifs of dry aromatic vermouth with apricot and chamomile. Brunch brings biscuits and sausage gravy, and a salmon Benedict with braised greens, poached eggs and a salty hollandaise.



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