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Brunch And Bubbly: Sotto 13’s new DIY Prosecco bar puts a spin on Mimosas

22 Feb

Italian small plates and pizza venue Sotto 13, located in a residential section of 13th Street in the West Village, has launched a new prix-fixe weekend brunch with unlimited cocktails. For $25, you get any two tapas and one side or a wood-fired pizza, plus all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Raspberry-White Peach Bellinis, Sangrias and Screwdrivers. My favorite brunch cocktail is the Bloody Mary, and Sotto 13’s is perfectly spicy and flavorful.
For an additional  $15, you can spruce up your Mimosas with the DIY Prosecco Bar, a tray that contains mixers like blood orange juice or lychee puree, modifiers such as Aperol and a fig-infused vodka, and an array of garnishes, including pomegranate seeds, candied ginger and skewered blackberries. If you opt for à la carte service, you can get a full bottle of Prosecco and the additional fixings for $55.

The brunch itself comprises Italian-style breakfast foods served in small dishes that are meant for sharing—Sotto 13’s tagline is “Social Italian.” Selections include the Egg Benedict with Pancetta, the French Toast with berry compote and Vermont maple syrup, and the Tuscan Egg, which is poached and served on rosemary focaccia that’s soaked with pomodoro sauce and topped with Parmigiano cheese. I couldn’t get enough of the Cacio e Pepe, comprising soft-scrambled eggs mixed with caciocavallo cheese and black pepper, and the Fennel Sausage & Roasted Peppers. I also loved the Baked Crispelle—crepes containing spinach, ricotta and a creamy tomato sauce.

If pizza is more your style, Sotto 13 offers Margherita, Wild Mushroom, Spicy Fennel Sausage & Caramelized Onion, Spinach & Artichoke and Di Parma, made with mozzarella, arugula and prosciutto di Parma. They also serve pastas, salads and other Italian-style tapas, as well as specialty cocktails that aren’t part of the all-you-can-drink deal like the Tomatillo Bloody Mary, which I highly recommend.

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