Chef McDonald works his magic at Roppongi La Jolla to whip up a delicious brunch menu. Perfect for Mother’s Day or any Sunday brunch! http://www.roppongiusa.com/
***New update: Best wishes to Chef Amanda Baumgarten leaving the Malarkey Group. May you find your perfect pairing.
La Jolla’s Sunday brunch mainstays such as The Cottage, Cody’s and Brockton Villa are getting some heavy competition from sultry dining powerhouses such as Herringbone and Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar.
Chef Amanda Baumgarten of Herringbone is getting some buzz for her $35 three-course Sunday suppers but she also has some solid brunch items that showcase her talent with seafood. While the short rib burger is a popular comfort food item, the other fan favorite that can run out is the Maine lobster on a toasted brioche roll. Additional seafood blunch items include the shrimp tacos with jicama slaw and the Maryland jumbo blue crab cakes. Herringbone is also a gorgeous setting to dine in casually with their giant olive trees that pepper throughout the restaurant.
It didn’t take too long for Chef McDonald to make his mark at revamping Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar. The place is bustling with renewed energy again. The chef’s new happy hour and dinner options complement the usual fan favorites. Gluten-free diners have their very own menu of items to choose from for both lunch and dinner. What is most exciting is the highly anticipated and new Sunday brunch menu. Some of the delicious dishes include the Maine lobster scramble with shisito peppers and mascarpone Di Stefano as well as the crispy Berkshire pork belly in Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar’s take on the cobb salad. One can dine in at either the plush interior space or in the airy patio area for more people watching.
With both places having bottomless mimosas for only $12, the La Jolla Sunday brunch scene has much to toast about for Mother’s Day or on any given Sunday.