Terra Plata has joined the brunch ranks. Tamara Murphy’s long-awaited and newly open Melrose Market restaurant reports that it will begin brunch service this weekend, from 10 to 3 on Saturday and Sunday.
Murphy is carrying her “earth to plate” concept into the morning time; the brunch menu includes a green chile pork with a fried farm egg and housemade tortillas, and manchego biscuits with chorizo gravy, also made in house. Also: Greek-style baked eggs with tomato and feta. The oysters Rock-a-Terra (a play on oysters Rockefeller; you got that, right?) consists of a large Pacific oyster topped with creamed winter greens, housemade chorizo and fontina cheese, baked and served with a Bloody Mary shot.
On the libations front, brunchers can quaff blood orange and ginger mimosas, or a Bloody Mary with tomato juice made in house, as well as house-pickled vegetables.