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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Brunch With A Purpose at Maggiano’s Little Italy®

Disclosure: We were provided with complementary food and drinks for our honest review.

Brunch has become an every weekend thing for a lot of people.  It is usually more than a meal; its friends, family, drinks, gossip, relaxing and all of that topped with good food! Maggiano’s Little Italy®, a well known Italian restaurant has decided to add brunch to their menu and you should be thankful for that because YUM!   

Last week, Jeremy and I had the opportunity to attend an event welcoming the brunch menu to Denver.  Now, the food was fantastic but we also learned something incredible about brunch at Maggiano's!  

Maggiano’s Little Italy® longstanding partnership with Make-A-Wish® is now also being fueled by Brunching. Brunching with a Purpose! Maggiano’s Little Italy® has been a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish® for 14 years and they have raised more than $7 million dollars! This equals out to more than 900 granted wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions.  That is pretty incredible.  

It was such a fun event to attend.  I enjoyed meeting a Make-A-Wish® family from Denver who has a very difficult situation in life.  Currently, the family has three children waiting for their wishes.  THREE!  This family was so amazing.  They were strong, happy and so thankful for the gifts they had been given.  Seeing this family made me even more excited to learn more about Brunching with a Purpose. If you are going to enjoy a nice brunch with your friends, why not have some of the proceeds go to a Make-A-Wish® family?

For each brunch entree ordered $1 will be donated to Make-A-Wish®!  That is fantastic.  We had the opportunity to taste a few of the brunch items and goodness, I cannot wait to go again for this yummy meal.  

Our Menu Included:

Starter - Orange Streusel Cake
Benedicts - The Meatball and Crab Cake
Breakfast Classics - Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Vegetable Frittata and Creme Brulee French Toast 

Our Review:

The Orange Streusel Cake was so good.  Each brunch is served with this delight.  Think of it as the side of bread you normally get while dining.  I love the light orange flavor, the cake was a bit heavy but very good. 

I have never been a fan of runny eggs.  Just was never brought up on them.  So I had never enjoyed a Benedict before.  I know, that is weird, right?  Well now that I have tried one from Maggiano's I am not sure any other benedicts will ever taste as great.  We got to try two, The Meatball and Crab Cake.  I love Crab Cakes so I knew I would enjoy that one but the Meatball was the one I was a bit indifferent about before I tried it. It is a Maggiano's signature and oh my, so good!  Between the two, I think I liked the Meatball the best.  When dining for brunch you will have 8 benedicts to choose from.  YUM!  

Okay, and now on to the sweets.  The Creme Brulee French Toast was Jeremy's favorite dish of the night.  Topped with fresh creme and strawberries.  So good.  The Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were fantastic and we even got to see how they are made fresh with every order!  The lemon zest adds so much flavor to these pancakes.  When we dine at Maggiano's for brunch again, I will be ordering the pancakes for sure!  YUMMY!  

The youngest sibling of the Make-A-Wish® family helped prepare a few batches of the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes for us.  She had a great time helping the Master Chef.  

We really enjoyed our time at this event and just like always, Maggiano's treated us well and provided amazing food.  I cannot wait to go back for Brunch and know that I am doing something great while enjoying our time brunching.  

Have you enjoyed Brunch at Maggiano's yet?

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  1. Really, is there a meal better than brunch? I don't think so. I am way over due for a nice brunch at a nice place like this. I'm not sure how I let it get so long ago. This looks like a wonderful place to eat.

  2. I went to Maggiano's the other day for the first time and I loved it. The food there is delicious and fresh. But what I loved most was the friendly staff coming to my need asap. I think I want to go back soon now that I saw your post.

  3. I love that they support Make-A-Wish. When I worked at Disney World while I was in college, I saw so many families who were visiting thanks to the Make-A-Wish program. Truly a worthy cause!

  4. Every weekend my husband and I go out for brunch. It's something I look forward to all week. We love going to places like Maggiano's. If we're ever in your area and lucky enough to go, it will be pancakes (for her) and crab cakes (for him). x

  5. It is so beautiful helping other people. And I think it is a great idea that an restaurant has such a good idea like this supporting Make-A-Wish! I think food is joy and to spread joy is so beautiful!

  6. I've never heard of Maggiano's until now. Their food sounds delicious, and I love that they support such a great cause.


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