The Chequit kicks Sunday brunch up a notch

The Red Maple burger is now on the Chequit's Sunday brunch menu (Courtesy Photo)

The Red Maple burger is now on the Chequit’s Sunday brunch menu (Courtesy Photo)

While this may be known as Shelter Island’s off-season, things are heating up at the Chequit.

The historic hotel just unveiled a new fall/winter Sunday brunch menu at its restaurant, Red Maple.

The eatery is serving up fresh takes on classic brunch dishes, while also offering live music on the third Sunday of every month.

Traditional eggs benedict show up on many brunch menus, but the Chequit is mixing it up by serving a filet benedict with two eggs, bearnaise, toast, and potato hash. Their scrambled eggs are served in a variety of flavors like spinach and fontina or cherry tomatoes and caramelized onions.

Hearty sandwiches are also a new selection, including the thick cut B.L.T. with avocado and garlic aioli on brioche bread and grilled fish tacos with red cabbage, jalapeños and pico de gallo. The fried chicken sandwich is served with horseradish mayonnaise, spinach and roasted red peppers on a brioche bun.

The brunch menu also offers options of the Red Maple burger and veggie burger, as well as salads like the kale caesar, served with manchego cheese and anchovy butter croutons.

On every third Sunday Red Maple’s brunch will be accompanied by live music. Already slated to appear on the first three Sundays of 2017 are Dylan and Maria, classically trained musicians whose repertoire ranges from jazz standards to top 40 hits. They will perform during New Year’s Day brunch, as well as on Sunday, January 15.

Red Maple will also kick off the year with a special Pajama Brunch on Jan. 1, where guests are invited to roll out of bed and enjoy a meal in their pajamas. New Year’s Day brunch will also offer up a full selection of sweet and savory dishes from the menu, as well as the Bloody Mary bar, where guests can create customized drinks with as many as five choices of vodka.

The Chequit is located at 23 Grand Avenue in Shelter Island Heights. For more information and reservations call (631) 749-0018.