Brunch with a View Like No Other at Sky Brunch
Top of the Tower’s Sky Brunch is coming up on its one-year anniversary next month, and so Wooder Ice recently caught up with Principal Mickey Rowley and Chef Mark Brinton (Kraftwork, Sidecar) to see what’s cooking. Located on the 50th and 51st floors of Three Logan Square (1717 Arch St.), Sky Brunch is a Sunday-only brunch buffet with unrivaled panoramic views of the city.
Brinton’s previous kitchen experiences helped foster his passion for brunch, and the result is a diverse buffet menu that combines the best elements of traditional brunch with his knack for elevating classic dishes.
Two spacious dining areas serve as bookends to seven buffet food stations, each featuring a different concept. The menu is $50 per person and includes a complimentary craft cocktail (for adults; it’s $25 for kids 12 and under it’s $1 per year, and $5 for 5 year olds). Some personal favorites:
From The Outlook station… Honey-stung fried chicken and crème brulee brioche French toast, which offered a memorable harmony of sweet and savory with contrasting textures – the chicken was perfectly crisp.
From The Landscape carving station… Pepper-cured prime rib topped with merlot sauce and horseradish cream. Bonus points for being able to choose from a full range of doneness temps.
Also from The Landscape… Gruyere potato gratin, with just the right touch of creaminess and heartiness to keep your fork going back for another bite.
The Pasta of the Day during our visit was a deeply flavorful penne Bolognese.
From The Sunny Side station… Made-to-order omelets and scrambles. Enough said.
As you might imagine for a place with impeccable views and delectable fare, Sky Brunch is pretty much the ideal spot to impress a date (or to cap things off by eating in style the next morning). Valentine’s Day brunch filled up so fast that two separate “sunset” dinner seatings were added, both of which also promptly sold out. According to Rowley, Mother’s Day is even more popular, so be sure to book early if you want to treat mom to something special this year.
While the weekly brunch service is only offered on Sundays, Top of the Tower also happens to be a prime rental space for weddings and other events. And get this scoop: Rowley told Wooder Ice that Sky Brunch is in talks to create perhaps the city’s coolest beer garden this summer, some 683 feet in the air. Stay tuned…Check out the full menu below!
ENJOY OUR SEVEN SUMPTUOUS BUFFET FOOD STATIONS
Honey-Stung Fried Chicken
Crème Brulee Brioche French Toast
Chantilly Cream & Mixed Berries
Shemanski Farm PA Pure Maple Syrup
House Made Jams & Butters
Carved to Order Meats
Featuring our Pepper-Cured Prime Rib
Merlot Sauce & Horseradish Cream
Pasta of the Day
Gruyere Potato Gratin
Tower Caesar Salad
Cocktail Shrimp en Barigole
Crab Claw Shooters
Variety of Duck Trap Smoked & Cured Salmon
Classic Garnitures & Cream Cheese Varieties
Sushi by Zento
Pecan Smoked Bacon
House Crafted Sausages
Baby Yukon Home Fries
Assorted Cereals, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt Parfait, Metropolitan Granola
THE SUNNY SIDE
Omelets & Scrambles
THE SUGAR HIGH
Hand Dipped Chocolate Ganache Strawberries
Variety of Miniature Desserts, Cookies & Brownies
FIRST ROUND’S ON US!
Each adult is offered a complimentary cocktail from among the following …
PIECE OF HEAVEN
Oatmeal Infused Skyy Vodka, PA Pure Maple Syrup, Light Cream, Fireball Whiskey, Dash of Cinnamon
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Blueberry Skyy Vodka, White Cranberry Juice, Blue Curacao, Splash of Lime Juice
Fresh Blueberry Skewer
– 9 –
Skyy Vodka, V8 Juice, Fresh Horseradish, Worcestershire, Tabasco, Lemon Juice, Cherry Tomato
Pepper Jack Skewer
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CLOUD 50 COCKTAIL SPRITZER
La Marca Prosecco & Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
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PIE IN THE SKY (FOR THE LITTLE GUYS)
Apple Juice, Sprite and a Dash of Grenadine with a Cherry Garnish