I’ve had brunch at Punch Punch before, but today we had lunch, which is a completely different menu. Lon and Ekta chose the Fresh Pappardelle with Veal Bolognese, which was the wise choice, a fresh al dente pasta (of one of my favorite shapes) and meat sauce just can’t go wrong. The purple carrots and cherry tomatoes added the perfect amount of sweetness, and I couldn’t stop stealing several bites from Lon’s plate.

Papparedelle Bolognese

I ordered the Clam dish (a special), classically prepared with bacon and cherry tomatoes. The clams were fresh and plump, the flavors were nicely balanced, but the portion was a bit small to call an entree. Luckily, I had eaten plenty of the fresh and fluffy bread.
clams with bacon and cherry tomatoes

Shruti had the Summer Vegetable Tasting, which she wasn’t thrilled with. The capuccinos were regrettable as well. Overall, it was fine, but I can’t help but compare it to brunch and I think brunch was better, at a better value. (I’m not sure if it’s still $14.95 though.) For roughly $24 per person (including tax and tip), I think it’s just a tad over-priced, but considering they have little competition in the immediate area, it makes sense.
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