Pasta Cosi has established itself as a staple in the Branford community, winning the hearts of loyal customers for over 20 years. Located across from the historic town green, Pasta Cosi is more than just homemade pasta and Italian cuisine that we have all come to know and love. The restaurant is now offering Sunday brunch from 10am-2pm and it is without question the best brunch in Branford. Chef/Owner, Billy Dilegge showcases his culinary expertise with a brunch that incorporates Southern influenced dishes into an already accomplished Northern Italian repertoire.
Begin your brunch with a plate of Italian pastries. The Sfogliatelle are flaky, crispy pastries served warm with a creamy ricotta cheese filling. The lightly sweet balance of the ricotta pairs nicely with the buttery pastry. The North House Country Smokehouse Sausage, Bacon and Thick Cut Wild Boar Bacon compliment any dish with their bold flavors and juicy texture.
No need to take a road trip to the South to experience the flavors. Order the chicken and waffles, the fried chicken accompanies a waffle and house potatoes creating a sweet and savory balance. A must try are the House made Biscuits with pork-sausage gravy and two eggs cooked sunny-side up. The thick creamy gravy is the ultimate in comfort food with light, flaky biscuits perfect for soaking up every bit of the sauce.
Once in a while you discover a menu that pushes the boundaries of traditional brunch fare and Chef Dilegge has certainly proven his ability to think outside of the box. The Duck Confit Hash is a unique and heavenly experience with tender duck, two sunny-side eggs, shallots and truffle vinaigrette. The duck is so delicious that you keep eating to the last morsel even after you’re full because you just don’t want to miss out on that last bite. The Lobster and Pork Belly Benedict sets the bar high on the benedict game. Large chunks of lobster combine with perfectly cooked eggs topped with hollandaise sauce served with a medley of sweet and white potatoes. The Belgian Waffle is a thick, generous sized waffle served with fresh berries, whipped butter and Vermont maple syrup. The Peroni Breakfast presents two eggs sunny-side up, house made sausage, potatoes, Tuscan toast and an iced-cold bottle of Peroni (an Italian beer). The Fresh Omelets pays homage to traditional breakfast food with a twist. The omelette is prepared with asparagus, goat cheese and served with house potatoes. Brunch wouldn’t be complete without bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s to get your Sunday Funday in motion.
Pasta Cosi invites you to “savor in the flavor” and revel in its flawless menu. Start making brunch plans for an unprecedented experience that will delight your senses and tantalize your taste buds. For more information visit: www.pastacosi.com