Sunday best: There’s nothing quite like a Sunday brunch to unwind before the onslaught of the new week. Black Sheep Restaurants are bringing the brunch culture back to touristy SoHo with Belon’s Sunday specials. Brunch is a gourmet affair at this neo-Parisian bistro, with an ever-changing edit of the restaurant’s best seasonal dishes, ranging from Gillardeau oysters to pâté en croûte. For the moment, Belon’s signature roast chicken will remain the one constant on the evolving menu, but that might change as Chef Daniel Calvert explores other delicious roasted options.
On our recent visit, we ripped into gloriously golden freshly baked bread smothered in creamy butter before whetting our appetites with plump oysters drizzled in champagne mignonette. The pâté en croûte was a densely packed slice of sandwich heaven, although incredibly rich and filling.
Belon’s signature roast chicken came with a spinach stuffing under the skin that kept the breast meat incredibly tender. The local chicken was flavourful and juicy with crisp, golden skin. The potato purée that accompanied the chicken was dangerously addictive thanks to what we imagine were the gallons of cream that went into it.
To cap off a very decadent meal, we shattered through paper-thin layers of millefeuille filled with luscious custard – a truly indulgent treat for the palate, although a dangerous endeavour for the waistline.
The evolving seasonal Sunday brunch menu is priced at $458, with an additional $258 for wine pairings if you care to swing that way. It runs between 12–2:30pm each week.
41–43 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 2152 2872