Spending a Monday morning at brunch isn't a typical occurrence, but when a holiday falls on a Monday, making brunch plans is a nice option. Boston Brunchers organized a day time road trip to Ceia Kitchen and Bar in Newburyport, MA. Ceia opened in the summer of 2011 and has received high praise from local and national media.
Located in this charming Northshore town, Ceia garnered the attention of the Boston Globe
and earned a mention on the newspaper's
list of "best new restaurants of 2011". Wine Spectator
also named Ceia in its issue featuring the "2011 best restaurant wine lists in the world". With a list featuring 120 bottles, the owner, Nancy Batista-Caswell, knows the importance of training her staff on the finer points of wine service. Nancy recently spoke about her management practices in the January 2012 issue of Restaurant Management Magazine.
The word Ceia means “supper” in Portuguese, and the restaurant's menu reflects flavors from Spain, Italy, and Portugal. The brunch menu featured four courses with a cocktail with the first course and dessert wine to conclude.
St. Germain 75
Cold smoked asparagus with mache and mozzarella
Poached eggs, linguica and potato hash with Bernaise
Raspberry and Coconut Pain Perdu with a late harvest Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca, Chile
Thank you to Nancy and her team for opening the restaurant early for the group. This enjoyable meal was provided to Boston Brunchers
free of charge by Ceia
; writing a review was not a requirement to attend.