Brunch at Lighthorse Tavern

As I mentioned yesterday, Shaun and I had a Sunday Funday Valentine's Day. A full day of hanging out and having fun. It's what any holiday should be, right? A few of you asked about The King's Speech, and I just want to say that for the record, we really liked this movie. It was just so fun. I've always been a Colin Firth fan and it was fun to see him in a different kind of role where he could really show his talent! We didn't know what to expect from this movie (and admittedly we both felt a little daunted by it before the movie) but we were really glad we picked this as our date day film :)

Before the moooovie, we decided that it would be fun to go out for brunch, rather than dinner. It's one of my favorite past times, after all. And that way, we could enjoy the night at home with a candlelit dinner. We picked Lighthorse Tavern, my absolute favorite restaurant in Jersey City. Though it's called a Tavern, don't be fooled by its moniker. Though it is casual, the food is upscale and absolutely out of this world. We've gone for a few dinners (their skirt steak is uh-mazing!) and always sit in the upstairs, overlooking this cuteness:

Though we hadn't ever gone for brunch, after spotting oysters, bourbon vanilla French toast, eggs Benedict and other delectables, we were pretty sure we were in for a whole lotta delicious. We started out our meal with some cocktails; mimosa for me, bloody mary for Shaun.

And since we share a love of oysters, these were a must. We ordered 6 oysters to share. They were cool, crisp, fresh and sweet. A bit of cocktail sauce made these pure seafood perfection. Oh and in case I wasn't already missing summer like it's my job, these little bits of summertime just solidified it.

You know there was no way I could pass up my ultimate favorite breakfast...pancakes! These were ricotta pancakes with a bit of blueberry compote and lemon ricotta. They were fluffy and super moist. And perhaps the best pancakes of all time. Just sayin'.

Shaun, always the savory man, ordered the special...eggs benedict over duck, rather than ham. A bit of truffle oil finished off the dish. Though it was rich, it was entirely fantastic.

Which made my non-pork eating Valentine pretty psyched.

I kinda liked it too.

It's no surprise that by the end, our plates looked like this.

Don't tell anyone.

So there it is. The tale of our favorite brunch to date and a couple of pancakes that I've been dreaming about for the last couple of days. Oh and the oysters weren't bad either. So what I want to know is: Do you like to go out for brunch or stay in? And bonus question: What good movies have you seen lately?