Simpatica Dining Hall

simpaticahashsquareOnce, someone asked me to recommend a few brunch spots for their visiting friend, so as always, I went into full meal matchmaking mode, requesting a complete rundown of their favorite foods and cocktails. “He’ll eat anything,” they shrugged. “He’s an editor at Bon Appetit magazine, you know, a foodie.” I sweated over the list long into the night, hit send as the clock struck midnight, took a deep breath, then went to bed to dream about fried chicken ‘n waffles and grapefruit mimosas. Sunday afternoon, an email arrived in my inbox from the editor, and all it said was, “OMG Simpatica!” And really, that says it all. Cherry pancakes with Chantilly cream, smoked salmon Benedict with dill hollandaise, chimichurri-marinated hanger steak, Cardoncello mushroom and fava frittata–OMG Simpatica! is the perfect Sunday morning mantra.