Friday, May 28, 2010

Champagne Brunch at the Double Eagle

Covered brick sidewalk in old Mesilla (the streets are brick, too)
Located in what was once an historic residence, the Double Eagle Restaurant on the Plaza in Mesilla is a real treat. It is filled with history and antique furniture, and it has its own resident ghosts. You can read about Mesilla, the Double Eagle, and the ghosts here.

The Sunday brunch is nothing short of incredible--all kinds of meats, fried chicken, tilapia in a cream sauce, salmon poached in champagne--and then there are salads, fruits, vegetables, pastries, made-to-order omelettes, and the list goes on. You might take a look at the Mother's Day menu for an idea of what was served to us this past Sunday. Our spread was pretty much the same except for the pork roast, as far as I can see.

If you go, make reservations and check the Double Eagle website for coupons. We got one meal for free which wasn't bad, considering the brunch is $20 per person.

Plan on wasting the day because, after you've had the meal and the champagne, you'll just want to sit around smiling up at the mountains for the rest of the afternoon. That's what I did.

San Albino Church on the Plaza

Some of the many beautiful light fixtures around Mesilla--I took photos of them all


Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

This sounds soooo wonderful! I love brunch, because LT can get all the traditional breakfast items he likes and I can get non-traditional foods like fish and chicken and spicey foods. Hmmmm...I have a nephew in Clovis. Is that near you? I just noticed your weather gadget for Clovis.

clairz said...

No, Deb, Clovis is almost 5 hours from here. I have the weather gadget up for it because we used to live there. Lots more restaurant choices here in Las Cruces--we are enjoying them all.

Kate said...

Sounds like a perfect day...good food and beautiful environment.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sounds wonderful. When I think of Double Eagle, though, I think of the little airport west of Albuquerque. hehe!