8.14.2011

St. Germain | San Juan, Puerto Rico

How great is it to be careless, in the company of friends and enjoying great food in an island atmosphere?! It's not often something I make time for, same can be said for my friends.  So when an opportunity to enjoy each other's company to celebrate a big event in a friend's life presented itself, we all gladly jumped at the chance. 

fresh squeezed orange juice

We took a day to explore the old town. On the walk down the hill from the El Morro Castle in the hot midday sun, we collectively followed our fearless leader to her Frommer's find.  Ducking from pigeons, finding a little breeze on shady side of scorching streets, we found St. Germain to be full. Drenched, we waited, in hopes of good food.  

We were seated shortly and took in the air conditioning with the lovely atmosphere and creative brunch menu.   High, beamed ceilings in this tiny spot give it presence and an airy feel.  Adorned with local art, playful antique picture frames, and farm-house tables, the place is full of locals. 


The preset brunch menu as explained to us by Paola, will not leave you wanting to eat/drink for some time! The service and food were both amazing.  Like several places we went to in PR, a mix cuisines: French, highlighted with seafood and some middle eastern flavors. Refreshing, creative, light, yet filling.  At the end of the meal, Paola sat with us to recommend places for dinner and dancing.  Overall, a wonderful experience with a soft samba in the background. I'd return with friends any day.

white sangria with apples and pears


the pre-brunch fruit salad with toasted granola


salmon eggs benedict


baked eggs with mint and goat cheese (they have several varieties)


collage by a local artist (very Frida Kahlo)

ceviche

baked eggs with salmon and capers

2 comments:

NataGlekel said...

Lena, an awesome description of our experience!

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