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ITHACA, NY — On Sunday July 31, The Rook will present a three course brunch and rosé pairing from chef/owner Gentry Morris.

For the first course, guests will choose between The Rook’s much loved house-made buttermilk donuts topped with bourbon peaches, or a savory vegetable and goat cheese tart, paired with a peach-rhubarb rosé bellini. For the main course, options include a classic salmon benedict, house-smoked chicken hash, or a summer vegetable fritatta, paired with a glass of Aimé Roquesante Dry Rosé. The meal will conclude with house-made pound cake topped with vanilla whipped cream and local berries, paired with a glass of sparkling Rosa Regale.

The Rosé Brunch is part of a series of special dining events. In March The Rook hosted a Maple Dinner in conjunction with Sapsquatch Maple Syrup in Enfield, NY. Future events include “Richard’s Mexican Fiesta” on August 28, a Mexican fare and beer pairing hosted in conjunction with Richie Shallcross, head brewer at Bacchus Brewing Company.

Two Brunch seatings are available, at noon and 1:30 p.m. Brunch is $25/person +tax and gratuity. Diners may add the three-course rosé pairing for $15. Reservations are available in person, or by calling (607) 319-0180.

The Rook’s outdoor patio on State St. Photo provided by The Rook.
The Rook’s outdoor patio on State St. Photo provided by The Rook.

The Rook opened on January 19, 2016 at 404 W. State Street, in the former home of the Fine Line Bistro. They offer modern American food and drinks in a down-to-earth atmosphere. The Rook is open Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m. – midnight.  Full dinner is served until 10 p.m., while a late night menu featuring salads, grilled pizzas, and duck fat fried chicken is offered from 10 p.m. until midnight. More information and menus can be found on The Rook’s website at rookfoodanddrink.com

The Rook

404 W. State St., Ithaca NY|14850 |(607) 319-0180 Welcome to The Rook. We're a new restaurant in Ithaca's West End offering a modern take on old favorites. Our passion for quality ingredients and classic...