An Excellent Boozy Brunch at Maya’s Grill
To celebrate one of Lincoln Road’s longest standing eateries, Maya’s Grill, hosted their 10 year anniversary with a delectable Sunday Champagne Brunch. This local staple has quite a varied menu, featuring Argentinean fare for dining and fully outdoor seating amid the famous Lincoln Road- ideal for people watching. Maya’s Grill is now serving new champagne cocktails with their new Brunch menu along with unrivaled champagne bottle specials every Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (yea, you read that right, 4 p.m.!)
Tasting their new brunch menu on a beautiful sunny day in December couldn’t have been more perfect. The atmosphere on Lincoln road on a Sunday afternoon is just sublime, I highly recommend it for tourists and locals alike. Plus, there’s usually a Sunday flea market with some neat treasures right next to Maya’s Grill located just before Meridian Avenue.
As we were seated outside under Maya’s Grills’ red umbrellas we were politely greeted by our server. Our mouths were watering as soon as we saw some of our neighbors dishes being served. Excited to try the brunch menu, we quickly ordered a couple cocktails to start, which were the Classic Mimosa and a Spicy Margarita, made with Jalapeño infused tequila, Passion fruit juice, Triple sec, Fresh squeezed lime juice & house-made sour mix with the option for a sugar or salted rim – absolutely delicious and super spicy for those who love that little kick!
As we gazed through the menu to decide what to have, my eyes went straight to my brunch favorite- Eggs Benedict. It’s just not brunch for me without a perfectly poached egg and that special hollandaise sauce. To my delight, Maya’s Grill has added an array of five different Benedict options. With the choice between their Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Ham Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Bacon Eggs Benedict, or Florentine Eggs Benedict, I went straight for the salmon. We also ordered Breakfast Pancakes, served with your choice of either seasonal mixed fruit, bacon, sausage, or eggs. These pancakes really put the cake in pancakes too! Hands down, the fluffiest stack of pancakes I’ve ever eaten. I’d go back just to have those again. We also went with a classic breakfast and tried their Jumbo Breakfast, which is a great bang for your buck! The Jumbo Breakfast is served with three eggs made any style (we got poached of course), apple-wood bacon, breakfast sausage, home made fries, a side of fresh fruit salad and your choice of white or wheat toast. The portions were Jumbo all right and included all the breakfast favorites for only $11.95.
As we enjoyed our meal thoroughly, we continued to try some of the new brunch cocktails that were added to the menu. We had the Champagne Old Fashioned, which was a traditional old fashioned with a twist of cognac and topped with champagne and was surprisingly very refreshing while still maintaining that classic Old Fashioned taste. The Negroni Sbaglatio was crafted with sweet vermouth, Campari, champagne, seasonal fruits, and a cinnamon garnish. We also tried the Ritz Cocktail, which was made with cognac, Cointreau, maraschino cherry, lemon juice, topped with Champagne and garnished with a flamed peel orange twist, which I personally liked best of the three, not too sweet but just perfectly light and delicious for all taste buds.