You know that moment when a new house crosses over and becomes a home. It is when the memory of the rooms, as anything other than what they are today, has completely faded except perhaps if you catch a glimpse of a little hook left in a closet from a former resident or a scrap of wall paper wedged behind some molding. Casablanca was a true Harvard Square, or to be fair Boston, institution, yet when you walk into Alden & Harlow you step inside Chef Michael Scelfo’s “home” and once you take your first taste you never want to leave.
Victor Lazio in Casablanca said, “You know how you sound…? Like a man who’s trying to convince himself of something he doesn’t believe in his heart.”
When it comes to brunch, or any other meal at Alden and Harlow for that matter, you will need no convincing. You will know in your heart, your belly, your nose, your soul that you have just experienced food prepared with skill, creativity and the best ingredients available of the season. You will taste food that Chef Scelfo and his team believe in from their hearts to their palates. I was a guest recently invited to try the brunch menu. I have been to Alden and Harlow for dinner and am always counting the days until I can go back for brunch with the family or dinner with friends, or a drink and bite at the bar.
Here is a peek at what can be found on the brunch menu.