I am always on the hunt for good brunch spots, and so I was thrilled to recently experience the fantastic restaurant in Reston that is Mon Ami Gabi! The name means “my friend Gabi” in French, after Chef (and Owner) Gabino Sotelino. My dear friend Lauren got married two weekends ago, and her family hosted a bridal brunch at Mon Ami Gabi to kick off the festivities. It was the perfect choice, and I still get distracted thinking about all of the delicious sweet and savory foods that made up the meal.
We were seated in a long side room, which offered us a good amount of privacy… but also enough space to really relax and celebrate! Lauren planned out a 3-course brunch, and selected delicious options for each segment.
I chose the Warm Brie (quaintly presented in a stainless steel pan), the Classic Quiche Lorraine (which was big enough to turn into my Sunday breakfast as well), and the Chocolate Mousse (so rich, I only had three bites!).
Who eats mousse for brunch? I don’t know, but even from just those three bites, I find myself craving it sometimes during the mid-morning now!
I also have a picture of the Chicken, Cheese, & Broccoli Crepe option. Crepes always take me back to sophomore year of college, when my roommate and I would throw crepe parties whenever we had a good excuse! Crepe-makers can be such a valuable asset to any snazzy kitchen.
Merci, Mon Ami Gabi! I wish you weren’t so far from Arlington, but I’ll definitely be back to visit!