Monday, 15 December 2014

Boozy Brunch at the Ritz

My girlfriends and I abandoned the idea of Christmas gifts in favour of quality time for Christmas a number of years ago. The choice of what to get your bestie for Christmas is now focused on the when and where of it all.  This year, we got all dressed up and headed for a decadent and boozy brunch at the Ritz.  

We were seated at our table and the mimosas started flowing.  They didn't stop flowing until we paid our tab nearly three hours later.  How many mimosas can you drink in three hours? A lot.  Especially since they are more sparkling than OJ and somehow our glasses were never empty.  Delicious! 

The brunch is served buffet style and the spread changes every week, so you'll have a variety of items to choose from.  We started with the seafood end of the table: lobster, crab, oysters, shrimp, trout, salmon..... we had to remind ourselves to eat a vegetable or two.  Two seafood courses, a sampling of the beef wellington, a foray into the hot table and a load up on desserts and we were stuffed. I can't believe we ate that much. 

Eighty bucks sounds like a lot for brunch, but can you imagine how much it would cost to order that much seafood and that many drinks at dinner? The setting is beautiful at the Ritz and the food is delicious.  I say treat yo'self one Sunday.  You deserve it!