What I Ate Wednesday: Bottomless DC Balkan Brunch

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

May 14

I have been wanting to get back into What I Ate Wednesday for ages!  This go-round, I’ll give a recap of the terrific brunch I had back on my visit to Washington DC the other weekend!  WIAW is a great link-up over at Peas and Crayons, you should definitely check it out!

Brunch at Ambar

As I was in town for the Blogging Conference and crashing with my sister, she asked if I wanted to do a nice dinner or a nice Sunday brunch.  I can never say no to brunch, so she took care of everything.  We drove into DC and parked a few blocks away from our destination: Ambar, located in the Capitol Hill area.  It’s a Balkan restaurant, and I’ll admit I have no idea what that means!

It was a beautiful day and we opted to sit outdoors!  It was a pretty lively Sunday afternoon in the neighborhood, with lots of young families passing by.

Ambar in Capitol Hill DC

The greatest thing about Ambar was that they have a $35 Bottomless Brunch.  The menu had tons of options, so all you can eat and drink is a pretty great deal!  My sister started with the poached pear waffle, and I got the Balkan burger.  She was pretty disappointed in her first choice (pears out of the can), but I loved my burger!  It was messy, but had this amazing cucumber yogurt and a whole lot of flavor!  To drink, we had mimosas of course!

balkan burger
Balkan Burger and side salad

Next up was Round 2…after Round 1, it was clear that I wasn’t going to be pigging out as much as I wanted to!  I decided to get the roasted mushroom crepe, since it was a big hit on Yelp.  They didn’t disappoint.  My sister got the Balkan panini, which had prosciutto, roasted red peppers, and some other good stuff (you can kind of see them in the picture below).

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roasted mushroom crepe
Roasted mushroom crepe

Last, we had our eyes on dessert.  We had to get the cinnamon sweet sourdough.  It was definitely big enough to share, and it was so bad for you yet got for you at the same time!  I really had no complaints at all!

cinnamon sweet sourdough
Cinnamon Sweet Sourdough with Homemade Jam

We were absolutely stuffed, and it was a very nice day!  Spring has really become my favorite time of the year, especially when you can just sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.  Pretty soon we’ll be up in the 90’s…ugh!

Have you ever had Balkan cuisine?  Where’s your favorite place to go for Brunch?  

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