Sunday brunch is an event at this Chelmsford hot spot that gives suburbanites a reason to reapply their lipstick and strap on a pair of heels. Coffee is complimentary, as is the glass of freshly squeezed orange juice topped with champagne. As you contemplate the wide-ranging menu of uncommon offerings — brown sugar-roasted pineapple, caramelized maple bacon — a warren of sticky buns arrives in a skillet. But save room for the red velvet pancakes. Chef Robert Jean brings big-city flair to every dish, but the vermilion stack (made with beet juice) topped with sweet mascarpone and micro greens is a knockout.
185 Chelmsford Street (route 110), Chelmsford, 978-256-7777, moonstones110.com