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Chez Ami’s Brunch Slays on Day 1

French Toast at Chez Ami Brunch / Photo x Morgan Culhane

Brunch with your favorite peeps is the best, especially when it’s at a new spot. Chez Ami joined the Sunday brunch scene on April 1 and we’re here to tell you the menu is exceptional… no joke. #notsponsored #chillbro

First of all, the Curtiss Hotel is stunning, so brunchin’ here is already a dream come true. First impressions count in the brunch world, and Chez Ami did not disappoint.

 

 

We ordered:

  • Cro-nut: Fried croissant, chocolate hazelnut spread, strawberries, powdered sugar
  • Raspberry French Toast: Brioche bread, raspberry custard, New York maple syrup, powdered sugar
  • Hash and Eggs: Braised pork shoulder, roasted potatoes, 2 eggs any style
  • Steak and Eggs: 10 oz. steak, 2 eggs any style, demi-glaze, caramelized onions

Chez Ami Brunch / Photo x Morgan Culhane

But first, drinks. This is the #1 brunching rule. Order a water, coffee (splash of Bailey’s optional, but recommended), and mimosa and/or Bloody Mary. Yes, you need all of these beverages at the same time. Order it like a boss and thank us later.

With 2 for 1 mimosas on the table and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar in the works this place understands how to #SundayFunday with the best of ’em.

Cro-nut at Chez Ami Brunch / Photo x Morgan Culhane

Crispy, gooey cro-nuts are everything your hangover wants and needs. IMO this sweet treat knockoff is better than most donuts.

For the longest time, I was exclusively a sugary brunch kind of gal. So, shoutout to my bff for introducing me to the world of savory brunching. Typically, we go halvsies on a sweet and savory brunch, which is exactly what we did at Chez Ami, and it was oh so right.

 

 

Chez Ami Brunch / Photo x Morgan Culhane

This hash is everything. One bite in and the silence is telling. Sweet, spicy, and smokey – its tasty af. The meat and potatoes blend together magically, and determining which is which is entirely unnecessary because it’s all delicious.

Once you go brioche you just don’t go back. This egg- and butter-rich bread is made for French toast. Creamy raspberry custard + New York maple syrup + fresh berries = pure bliss on a plate.

Places either do steak and eggs very right or very wrong. Props to Chez Ami for prepping to impress. The steak was thin cut, carefully seasoned, and hella flavorful. This dish was everything you could want for breakfast and most definitely worth the higher price point.

 

 

My overall impression: I am only brunching at Chez Ami from now on. JK. But I will be back ASAP.

Chez Ami brunch is one of those brunches you’re thinking about days later. This menu has so much more to offer, which we appreciate. I highly recommend going with a few friends so you can try as much of the menu as possible. Sharing is caring.

 

Chez Ami

Curtiss Hotel, 210 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY

Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

curtisshotel.com/chez-ami

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