Mistral is one of my favorite places for brunch in Boston, and has been consistently for years. Since I go fairly often (and have been for so long) I hadn't thought to take pictures or blog about it until recently.
The space is bright and sunny, and the booths include comfy benches and cushions - perfect for a relaxing Sunday brunch. Once you're seated, someone comes by in a matter of minutes to deliver coffee, water, and one of these:
|Warm apple cinnamon muffin with butter and apple butter|
The muffins have been one of my favorite things about Mistral since I've started going, and as far as I can tell they've never changed. The pastry selection however does change, but generally includes homemade sticky buns and some type of doughnut (my favorites were always the Boston Creme, which I haven't seen on the menu the last couple of times I've been, but I'm hoping they make a reappearance!)
I've tried several of the dishes on the menu, but haven't ordered something new since discovering my favorite - the crab omelet. I order this with egg whites, and still can't finish the lightened up version because it's so big! I love pairing this with a glass of Veuve Clicquot, which is indulgent but totally worth it!
|Jumbo lump crab omelet with chive, tomato, and Vermont butter|
My bf loves the eggs benedict which always come out perfectly cooked, with an amazing hollandaise.
But no matter how healthy I'm trying to be, I can never resist sharing a side of bacon. Mistral's is always perfectly crisp, and like the entrees a large portion.
I love trying new places and have been to tons of great brunch spots over the years. I've never returned to any place as many times as I have to Mistral.