Brunch -- or is it lupper? -- at Milan
Here it is, Easter morning, the perfect time for new beginnings. The restaurant/lounge Milan has picked this day to start offering brunch.
"Milan, the new Italian/Mediterranean restaurant on the edge of Little Italy and Harbor East, has announced that it will be offering brunch service on Sundays beginning April 4, Easter Sunday," reads the announcement. "Brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include an à la carte menu prepared by Executive Chef Stephen Carey."
I'm not sure what the menu is -- it didn't appear to be posted yet online -- but I have to say I'm amused by the idea of brunch as late as 3 p.m.
Maybe three in the afternoon feels like the crack of dawn to Milan's late-night lounge crowd, whom Little Italy residents complained about last week to the Baltimore Liquor Board.
To me, a meal at that hour isn't a cross between breakfast and lunch. It's more like lunch and supper. Call it lupper. Or the early-bird special.
If the loungers and the early birds start crossing paths in Little Italy in the late afternoon, who knows? Maybe they can work out their differences.
Chef Stephen Carey with grilled swordfish, cannellini beans, asparagus, butternut squash, mushrooms and herbs. Sun photo by Algerina Perna