After our big celebration this past Saturday night, we went out to cure our hangover / adrenaline / socialization with a big brunch. My brother, Giora, who lives in Seattle and is always up to speed with pop culture and what is cool (way more than any other New Yorker I know) told me about a restaurant that he wanted to go to — Llama Inn, a new Peruvian restaurant in Williamsburg that has a lot of buzz about it.
Recently mentioned in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and New York Magazine, it was impossible to get a reservation — so I sent a pathetic / persuasive email begging them to let 11 people in (YUP our family = crazy town) for any time they had available. The restaurant was gracious, sweet, and responsive telling us to come at 11 am for brunch. Ultimately, we left all 5 kids (our 2 and 3 nieces/nephews) with my mother (#Saint) and we went out to brunch only 5 of us. Truth be told, it seems like we could have just walked in at that time, but regardless, it was AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING, and you have to go immediately!!! Like, run there. SOOOO beyond. Giora scores once again. I can’t wait to go back — so so so delicious, cool, hip, relaxed, and the food!!!!
And the food itself is beyond! We started off with ceviche and a quinoa salad — both incredible.
Llama Inn is also known for its cocktails — which we did not partake in, but we did get a juice that the waitress suggested… fresh squeezed grapefruit with ginger and seltzer. It was the perfect drink to make us feel a little more awake after a long night!
And the main meal! My goodness, so delicious. We each tried everything and were all happy campers.
Go, Go, Go, NOW NOW NOW to Llama Inn! Incredible vibe, atmosphere, and most of all, food!