Brunch isn’t a luxury, it’s the necessity of a credible restaurant and in downtown Springfield, it’s brunch time.

Brunch Libations from the brunch menu at Cal Mare at MGM Springfield (submitted)

Brunch Libations from the brunch menu at Cal Mare at MGM Springfield (submitted)

Celebrated chefs Michael Mina and Adam Sobel have debuted a new weekend menu for Cal Mare at MGM Springfield, featuring iconic brunch staples complemented by Italian classics and refreshing cocktails.

“Brunch is more than a meal—it’s a culture,” said Chef Sobel. “We couldn’t be more excited to introduce our brunch experience and hope everyone will love it as much as we loved creating it.” Available for reservations on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cal Mare’s new brunch menu features a bevy of delicious offerings:

  • Kick Start the Day: To begin the feast, guests can enjoy Cal Mare’s Roman Sweet Buns served with whipped mascarpone, Nutella and salted caramel. For a savory appetizer, cured Salmon Flatbread topped with burrata, avocado and salted egg yolk delivers a multitude of flavors and textures. On the spicy side, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare turns mornings up a notch with tomato sauce, pickled hot peppers and capers.
  • Mangia, Mangia: The main event on the menu showcases entrees with a Mediterranean flair. The Italian Cheeseburger is a fun twist on a favorite, served with provolone, giardiniera and Calabrian chili aioli. Meanwhile, Ricotta Pancakes drizzled with orange marmalade, wildflower honey and walnuts bring a sweet crunch to a classic.
  • Seafood Delights: What’s a New England brunch without seafood? Guests can savor fresh catches including Atlantic Oysters with limoncello mignonette and Calabrian cocktail sauce; Whole Grilled Branzino on a bed of arugula, fennel and grilled lemon; or the indulgent Lobster Tagliatelle, served with toasted garlic and Calabrian chili.
  • That’s Amore: Guests can dig into Cal Mare’s specialty pizzas even earlier now on the weekends. The new menu includes gourmet three-cheese slices with shaved brussels sprouts and scallions, while the Margherita is topped with fior di latte cheese and fresh basil.
  • Bottoms Up: It wouldn’t be brunch without a little bubbly. Cal Mare’s morning cocktail menu includes mimosas and bellinis made with orange juice or peach nectar and the ultimate brunch necessity, the Bloody Mary, infused with tomato, Italian spices and balsamic vinegar. For a taste of Italy, guests can sample the Negroni, made with beefeater gin, Alessio vermouth and Campari; or the Aperol Spritz – one of the region’s most popular apéritifs – featuring Aperol, prosecco and soda. A Cal Mare original, the Wandering Albatross refreshes with Barsol pisco, Aperol, grapefruit and prosecco.

Next weekend, Mass Foodies will be joining MGM Springfield for brunch… stay tuned!

APPLE CUSTARD TOAST from the brunch menu at Cal Mare at MGM Springfield (submitted)

APPLE CUSTARD TOAST from the brunch menu at Cal Mare at MGM Springfield (submitted)

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