Fahrenheit: Charlotte Food Babes Brunch

Cinnamon French Toast Crunch Casserole (vanilla creme anglaise, maple butter) at Fahrenheit Charlotte in North Carolina

This time of year (especially in Charlotte), you don’t always know what kind of weather you’ll wake up to… and if you’ve been in the Queen City this week, you know it’s been nothing but intermittent and unpredictable rain, paired with pretty intense humidity. This morning however, we were greeted with mild temps and a clear sky; perfect weather for a stroll to Fahrenheit Charlotte for an exceptionally beautiful brunch. Along with a few of our favorite Charlotte blogger friends, we were invited to enjoy Fahrenheit‘s brunch offerings at their Charlotte Food Babes media event, hosted by our friend Jess.

We’ve been to Fahrenheit on multiple occasions (including their incredible benefit dinner for Feed the Children), but this was our first brunch experience in the high-rise restaurant. Bursting with both flavor and color, it was a very satisfying and cheerful way to start our Sunday.

 

Shrimp & Grits (cold water creek grits, chorizo, lobster sauce, pecorino) at Fahrenheit Charlotte brunch in North Carolina
Shrimp & Grits (cold water creek grits, chorizo, lobster sauce, pecorino)

 

We started with a perfectly savory bowl of Shrimp & Grits, and a light, sweet cocktail of seasonal fruits. Both delicious, but the Shrimp & Grits were possibly our favorite course of the morning. We’re both fans of Shrimp & Grits, but the addition of chorizo, and pecorino really made it stand out from previous iterations of the classic dish.

 

Mason jar of seasonal fresh fruit (kiwi, strawberry, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and melon), at Fahrenheit Charlotte brunch in North Carolina
Mason jar of seasonal fresh fruit (kiwi, strawberry, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and melon)

 

Fried Chicken Benedict (Cheddar biscuit, Shoyu Creme, Pineapple Papaya Marmalade) at Fahrenheit Charlotte brunch in North Carolina
Fried Chicken Benedict (Cheddar biscuit, Shoyu Creme, Pineapple Papaya Marmalade)

 

Next, we enjoyed a fusion of two of our all-time favorite breakfast staples, eggs benedict, and chicken & waffles. Similar to the Shrimp & Grits, Fahrenheit’s version has subtle updates that enhanced these already-delicious classics. Perched atop a cheddar biscuit, the fried chicken and poached eggs were dressed with Shoyu creme, and an unexpected (but complementary) pineapple-papaya marmalade. Let me tell you, if more places would combine their chicken & waffle dish with their benedict dish, we’d have a much easier time picking entrees.

 

The B.A.E. (Heritage Farms bacon, avocado, eggs, Ashe County cheddar, Arnold multi-grain bread) at Fahrenheit Charlotte brunch, in North Carolina
The B.A.E. (Heritage Farms bacon, avocado, eggs, Ashe County cheddar, Arnold multi-grain bread)

 

Our next course is another strong contender for you savory-breakfast fans. Fahrenheit’s B.A.E. sandwich boasts egg, local N.C. bacon and cheddar, and fresh avocado, on toasted multi-grain bread. Served with a side of their Breakfast Potatoes in a cast iron skillet, it’s a well-rounded plate that would have filled us up on it’s own.

 

Potatoes (side item with the B.A.E.; potato, onion, and red pepper in cast iron skillet) at Fahrenheit Charlotte brunch in North Carolina
Potatoes (side item with the B.A.E.; potato, onion, and red pepper in cast iron skillet)

 

Our final dishes were a veritable rainbow of fruit, flowers, and favorite childhood cereals (that’s our kind of rainbow). The Cinnamon French Toast Crunch Casserole has a texture similar to bread pudding, with satisfyingly crunchy bites throughout. Basically a dessert dish, the Jumbo Cap’N Crunch Pancakes are perfect for those of us that require something sweet in the AM, not to mention it’s sure to satisfy any little diners you have in tow.

 

Cinnamon French Toast Crunch Casserole (vanilla creme anglaise, maple butter) at Fahrenheit Charlotte brunch in North Carolina
Cinnamon French Toast Crunch Casserole (vanilla creme anglaise, maple butter)

 

Jumbo Cap'n Crunch Pancakes (vanilla milk reduction, sugar) at Fahrenheit Charlotte brunch in North Carolina
Jumbo Cap’n Crunch Pancakes (vanilla milk reduction, sugar)

 

On top of these, and other yummy food offerings, Fahrenheit also just started offering bottomless mimosas ($30 per person).

We’re so glad we had the chance to try all of these new-to-us dishes, and that the weather was beautiful enough for some post-brunch congregating on Fahrenheit’s balcony. Taking in this sun-drenched skyline was the perfect way to end a morning full of food and friends.

 

Daytime skyline view of Uptown, from Fahrenheit Charlotte in North Carolina
Daytime skyline view of Uptown, from Fahrenheit Charlotte

 

To check out Fahrenheit’s full list of offerings, visit their website.

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