Editor’s Note: Sadly, Picnic Social has closed. We’re leaving this up, simply due to it being our very first post! We miss you, Picnic Social!!
The first Eat Stowe blog post! Of course, this is going to be dedicated to the best meal of all…. brunch! (Because any excuse to drink champagne before noon sounds good to me!)
Last weekend was the first weekend that Picnic Social was serving brunch, so I had to try it! I had yet to eat at the restaurant, or even step foot into Field Guide, where it is located. I have surely been missing out! The lobby at Field Guide was so cozy and inviting, I never wanted to leave. Picnic Social, the restaurant, is located just off of the lobby. They have a beautiful bar area, an outdoor dining area with picnic tables, and plenty of tables indoors. The decor inside the restaurant was complete with flannel lined walls, large windows letting in natural light, and adorable terrariums hanging from the windows. The decor was great, but the food was even better!
I started off with a mimosa and a skim latte, and perused the brunch menu. I was unsure of what to expect, but I found classic brunch items (pancakes, bacon, etc) mixed in with some interesting items (braised Oxtail & potato hash). I decided to try a classic item that had a Picnic Social twist. I ordered the Egg Sandwich, which came with scrambled eggs, avocado, sage and bacon* on an english muffin with a side of breakfast potatoes.
It was amazing! I LOVE a good breakfast sandwich, and this one blew me away. I am not a big fan of avocado, but there was just the perfect amount on this sandwich. This was definitely not your typical greasy brunch food. All of the ingredients were high quality and tasted fresh, and the breakfast potatoes were some of the best I’ve ever had!
Picnic Social is currently only serving brunch on Saturdays & Sundays, and I am already dying to go back! This is a great new addition to the brunch offerings in Stowe- thanks Picnic Social!
*The item is listed on the menu as coming with a homemade sausage patty. However, I substituted the sausage patty for some bacon, because who doesn’t like bacon?!