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'Continental Breakfast Meets Dim Sum'

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To understand why this press release is included in Eater's Shitshow Week 2011 coverage, please see the words and phrases in bold:

WEEKEND BRUNCH AT WILLIAM HALLET: Continental breakfast meets Dim Sum
The just-launched menu--a seasonally changing selection of gussied-up American classics--is, like the rest of the restaurant, unexpected, irreverent and presented in a way that maximizes creativity and gluttony.

Upon seating, guests are given menus, order slips and pencils; and instructed to check off two entrees and one side dish. Once orders are received, an hourglass is placed on the table and diners are directed to the buffet--which holds a variety of locally sourced pastries, pates and cheeses; and house-made jams (current selections: cherry black pepper, apricot ginger, raspberry). The buffet is all-you-can-eat during the 1.5 hours on the hourglass.

Signature entrees include a Hallet Benedict inspired by the restaurant’s cult-worthy cobb salad: a delicately poached egg that’s then deep-fried for a crispy exterior sits atop savory pork belly, an English muffin and uber-rich hollandaise made with whole—not clarified—butter. French toast is given the Hallet treatment by swapping bread for pound cake and ditching maple syrup for house-made peach syrup. Other entrees include turkey with mushroom bread pudding and gravy; beef sliders on brioche; and a chicken turnover with corn, peppers and cilantro pistou. Current sides include merguez or chicken-apple sausage; spinach, asparagus and home fries.

Offered every Saturday and Sunday
Saturday & Sunday, starting at 11am
Adults: $22/person
Kids 10 and under: $15/person

Though, hey, not a bad price for all you can eat brunch.
· 'Gala Pop-Up Brunch Cum Cultural Salon Event Series' [~ENY~]
· All Shitshow Week 2011 Coverage [~ENY~]

36-10 30th Ave., Queens, NY

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