Brunch parties are everywhere these days, but for the most part, they are champagne guzzling, fist pumping affair where you can't even eat your eggs because someone's stiletto heel is lodged in them as they dance on the table. Not so at Alain Allegretti's La Promenade des Anglais, that will kick off a decidedly sophisticated Jazz Brunch series this Sunday. A jazz trio will play tunes from noon to 3 PM, and we're thinking that they won't be of the table dancing variety. The tunes will be played as guests enjoy dishes like Riviera Style Gazpacho, oysters, and the LP Burger with bacon, gruyere and brandy onions (yum). Of course, cocktails will be served, but if you want them to lead to fist pumping you probably should head downtown a few blocks to the Meatpacking District.
La Promenade des Anglais is located at 461 West 23rd Street.