Butcher's Daughter: Restaurant Review

I have been truly awful about updating my blog the past week or so, and I have so much I want to write about! I’m going to start by going wayy back to two Sunday’s ago (as in April 13- unacceptable, I know).
That afternoon I had an amazing brunch that I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to review.

After going back and forth between the 23890 options on my bucket list my friend and I decided to take a trip to The Butcher’s Daughter in Nolita (ok, it was a while ago but I’m guessing it was more so me that made the decision, since I’m the food Nazi and all).

As soon as we got there, I was happy with the choice.  I mean, LOOK at how adorable this place is! Plus they had outdoor seating, and it was a beautiful day. 

And any place that serves me my water in a glass bottle with little tin cups gets automatic points in my book.  Look who was sitting next to us! 

For once, there was no doubt in my mind what meal I would be ordering.  But no trip to a restaurant with me would be complete without some indecision.  At The Butcher’s Daughter, this indecision was caused by the drinks menu. I knew I wasn’t going the boozy brunch route, but was I supposed to know if I should be ordering a simple juice, heritage juice, elixir shot, juice spritzer or smoothie? After consulting with our waitress, we decided we would split a juice (they are NOT cheap at $9 a pop!) Shockingly, we were both drawn to the same one, and settled on the “Honey Bee” – a beautiful orange colored juice, served in a glass bottle, with grapefruit, turmeric root, yuzu, kumquat, Anjou pear, honey and bee pollen! So sweet and refreshing (although I swear, they snuck some ginger in there!) 

As soon as you hear what I ordered, you’ll know why it was an easy decision: Smashed Avocado Eggs Benedict. Um. Yes. 
2 Poached Eggs
Curried Hollandaise Sauce 
Avocado Smashed with Curry, Mustard Seed and Lime
Roasted Potato Hash

The poached eggs created the perfect yolk porn. The homemade English muffin was killer, except for some overly-crispy/burnt parts. I would have liked to taste a little more of this curry they claim is mashed in with the avocados. But overall, some of my favorite things combined for a delicious brunch, which I ate every single bite of. 

My friend ordered the Egg Sandwich Platter which, dare I say, may have had a more delicious flavor combo than the Smashed Avocado Eggs Benedict! Two scrambled eggs, cashew carrot cheese, avocado, kale and tomato jam on toasted 7-grain served with roasted potato hash.  I couldn’t place what exactly made my taste buds smile when I took a bite, but it was either the salty cashew carrot cheese or the unique tomato jam. Either way, it was great. 

Overall, I loved The Butcher’s Daughter. It was a little pricier than I would like, however, the quality and vibe of the place made it worth it. I’m definitely interested in a return trip for dinner…Zucchini pasta with walnut-basil pesto anyone?