Club Passim Rolls Out Live Music Brunch in February
Endeavoring to catch more live music this year? The legendary Club Passim is giving fans even more opportunity beyond its nightly shows when it debuts Live Music Brunch in February.
The non-profit music venue, revered for helping artists like Joan Baez, Peter Wolf, Regina Spektor, and Josh Ritter launch their careers over its 50-plus history, will bring in a rotating calendar of jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, Celtic, blues, and more genres every Saturday and Sunday.
The new series “will bolster our mission to foster community, expand our programming, and provide more opportunities for musicians,” Passim executive director Jim Wooster says. “Brunch will make Club Passim a destination from morning to night.”
While former kitchen operator Veggie Planet previously offered brunch service at the club, the new series will feature an all-new menu from executive chef Michael Bissanti.
Bissanti, a consultant who founded the now-closed Four Burgers, as well as the Paramount in Beacon Hill and the Blarney Stone in Dorchester (he has since sold both), took over for opening chef Brandon Arms at the Kitchen at Club Passim late in 2015. Bissanti’s dinner menu is available during evening shows; the scratch kitchen goes back to basics, with crowd pleasers like spicy deviled eggs, kale and arugula salad, and a burger with rosemary fries with a focus on local sourcing.
At brunch, he’s keeping it simple with a couple Benedict options, including one with black bean salsa, avocado, and spicy red pepper sauce; a breakfast sandwich, French toast, sweet Bangkok-style street bread, and more, including ample vegetarian options. Check out the plan below.
Live Music Brunch at Club Passim kicks off February 11, and continues every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
47 Palmer St., Cambridge; 617-492-7679, clubpassim.org.