Italian Bacon, Egg, and Cheese at Via's Brunch on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Via, June’s foodies restaurant, was my  choice! With the power that comes with selecting the month’s location (and being married to the boss) I decided to stray from our usual Tuesday evening, dinner-time gathering and switch things up to brunch! Now let me preface, I am a sucker for brunch…runny eggs, bacon, crusty bread, mimosas, bloody Mary’s….I don’t discriminate!

On this Sunday morning, the sun was shining in a robin’s egg, cloudless blue sky. Upon arrival, my fellow foodies were dressed in vibrant summer colors, and were eager to commence the meal. Everyone had an added pep in their step, the type if energy and good mood that comes from waking up on a perfect summer morning!

We were seated on the patio which is lovely on a normal day, but truly stunning on this particular morning given the weather! We were taken care of by two, personable and attentive waiters who immediately took our drink order and brought over piping hot mugs of coffee. After perusing the menu, I decided to begin my meal with the fresh fruit bowl. The fruit was cold and perfectly ripe-a sweet, seasonal combination of watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries! A refreshing start!

For my meal, I opted for the Italian bacon, egg, and cheese with a side of fruit (instead if the truffle frites which I heard later were to die for!) The sandwich was a riff on your typical breakfast sandwich served as a scramble complete with perfectly cooked eggs, crumbled bacon, sautéed onions and peppers, finished with Parmesan cheese stuffed into a crusty baguette. The sandwich was tasty but needed more bacon!!! I loved the bread but thought it to slightly overwhelm the egg concoction.

Having dined at Via for both lunch and dinner countless times, brunch by far, has been my favorite meal! I will most definitely be returning!!!