The Blue Ridge Restaurant is located at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. It is open for lunch everyday, dinner on Fri., and brunch on the weekends. I love the space: light, airy, chic, with floor to ceiling windows giving a view of the museum park. I like to book a table for brunch and then go look around the museum.
This past weekend, I went for brunch on Sunday. Then my friend and I went to the exhibit on Egyptian Art from the British Museum. Both the brunch and the museum were great! We had a very civilized and cultured afternoon!
At the restaurant, I could not decide what to order. Everything sounded delish on the menu. And I scoped out other people's food as it went by. It looked and smelled good. What a good sign! After consulting w/ the waiter, I ordered a sweet potato biscuit w/ ham, egg, fried tomato (would have been even better as a GREEN tomato), and hollandaise. It was sooooo good! The waiter mentioned that this was his favorite item on the brunch menu.
My friend ordered a mezze platter which included eggplant, hummous and artichoke dips and a plateful of fresh, gorgeous vegetables. Yummy but way too healthy for me!
The coffee was strong and dark.
I cannot wait to have dinner there one Friday evening, and visit my old friends in the picture gallery.