Indaco launches brunch next Sunday

Nutella pizza. (Provided)

On the best Sundays, brunch can challenge a restaurant kitchen, staffed by folks unaccustomed to waking up before 10 a.m. Now imagine the additional challenges associated with serving brunch for the very first time. And, just for the heck of it, imagine it’s the final day of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

Apparently intent on proving its mettle, Indaco is launching brunch service on Mar. 8. Unlike many local restaurants, Indaco is straying from the standard egg-and-cheese lineup: If inaugural customers get beyond the house-made bloody Marys and breakfast Negronis, made with coffee and pecan bitters, they’ll find an Italian-influenced menu.

Dishes designed by executive chef Michael Perez include a pizza with egg and guanicale; Nutella pizza with bananas and walnuts, and granola with ricotta. The South also shows up in poached eggs with field peas, and a continental riff on shrimp and grits.

Brunch will be served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 727-1228, or visit indacocharleston.com.