Thursday, January 18, 2018

Autograph Brasserie: Brunch

Regular readers know I'm a fan of Autograph Brasserie in Wayne, PA. As one of the Fearless Restaurants, expect creative decor and local ingredients on top of well-executed dishes. Before a recent KoP shopping trip, the GF and I decided to stop by Autograph to try their brunch. 

Bread Service

We started off with a few mocktails. The GF enjoyed the Peaches & Tea - light, with the honey and lime balancing out any bitterness from the tea. I loved my Off the Daisy Chain - lemonade, pear, and honey amped up with the kick of cayenne and a bit of effervescence from soda water.  Bread service came in the form of foccacia - lightly seasoned with salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Perfect little bite for our first starter ...

Lobster Bisque 

Lobster bisque was rich, decadent, and creamy-dreamy. Close-your-eyes comforting, there were plenty of chunks of lobster and an enjoyable hit of acid from some tomato.  Glad we saved some of the foccacia which made for the perfect dippers. Brunch allows for no judgement, right?

Breakfast BLT [$15]
Fried egg, avocado spread, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, chipotle aioli 

For her main, the GF opted for the breakfast BLT. Buttered toast housed plenty of smoky, crisp bacon, fresh tomato, and crisp lettuce. The heft of the fried egg and avocado brought each bite over the top. As a side, she decided to go with the house-made chips - nicely fried and lightly seasoned. 

Open Face Crab Melt [$18]
Super lump crabmeat, beefsteak tomatoes, gruyere, grilled sourdough

I appreciated that the sourdough was nicely toasted, allowing for a juxtaposition in texture, especially with the creamy gruyere and the sweet crab meat. The tomato allowed for a subtle acidity that broke through the richness of each bite. I went with the side of fries which are just the way I like them. Crisp, but with a bit of chew upon mastication. And seasoned to boot! 

Chicken Fried Bacon [$8]
Honey, thyme, hot sauce

Bacon lovers unite at Autograph. Wait for it. Chicken. Fried. Bacon. How could you say no? Thick-cut pieces of bacon are deftly fried. Both the bacon and batter are crisp, but yield to a satisfying chew. On top of the execution, the combination of honey, thyme, and hot sauce really makes each bite. Get this! 

Autograph Signature Sundae [$12]
Dule de Leche & Vanilla ice cream, chocolate brownie, peanut butter cookie, milk chocolate pretzel bark, salted peanuts

There's nothing wrong with ending brunch on a sweet note. And there's nothing sweeter than Autograph's signature sundae. It boasts two scoops of rich dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream. Pair a bit with some chocolate brownie, peanut butter cookie, or a sweet-and-salty chocolate pretzel bark. Or do what I did and get a bit of each, along with some of the whipped cream and chopped peanuts. 

So if you're coming from the city to shop at King of Prussia, don't relegate yourself to the confines of the mall. Head over to nearby Autograph. In addition to the great food, it's located in the East Village Shops area, which has plenty of cute boutiques if you're looking for the perfect after-meal stroll.  

FTC Disclaimer: Thanks to Autograph Brasserie and the Fearless Restaurant Group for hosting us. Regardless, my opinions are mine alone and, therefore, unbiased. 

Autograph Brasserie
503 W. Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 964-2588

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