When bestowing our world-renowned, highly-coveted award of Brunch of the Month to one Dallas are restaurant each month, several factors come into play. Usually it’s all about the food. Sometimes it’s more about the bottomless cocktails. This month’s selection, however, is the most thoroughly entertaining brunch we think we’ve been to since Mother’s Teresa’s Chicken And Waffles Foam Party back in 1995. That girl could put back some waffles.
Over at ultra-chic Hotel ZaZa, meanwhile, they’ve launched a monthly brunch called Sunday School. Don’t be fooled by the name. This isn’t anything like learning about the Bible from a 65-year-old woman dressed like Moses. (How progressive are the Methodists that they endorse female drag?)
Every third Sunday, which is this weekend folks, ZaZa turns brunch upside-down. After being seated at your table (advance reservations are a must and there’s only one seating, so you’ll want to show up on time), things seem pretty normal. Mini pancakes and fruit are served to the table, idle chit-chat occurs, pinkies are extended while drinking tea.
Then, about 30 minutes in, the lights go out. Cee Lo Green’s F-ck You blares from the speakers and all hell breaks loose. The servers run out with sparklers, glow rings and full bottles of sparkling wine (one full bottle per couple!).
There’s dancing on tables, even people in Panda Suits. Or that Banana chasing a Gorilla in a bikini that’s forever emblazoned on our brain. The whole thing lasts about three hours and if you didn’t know better, you’d think it was 1:00 in the morning at the hottest rave in town. Now that’s what we call Sunday School.
Now we can’t wait to see what ZaZa does with Midnight Mass.
Every third Sunday, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
$35 per person, includes food and one bottle of sparkling wine per couple
2332 Leonard Street, Dallas
(214) 468-8399, ext 1107