Mother’s Day is the ultimate time of the year for brunch. Restaurants put out their best dishes to make sure that mom has a special day. Picking the perfect mothers day brunch is no easy task. Do you go for ambiance, for a particular type of food, ease of access, all you can eat, healthy options? With so many choices, we’ve put together a guide to help make your mother’s day decision-making process easier.
Delta Tour De Ville – Brunch with a 360 degree view
The 411All-you-can-eat Brunch Buffets, those few words can bring joy and pain to different people. Joy, because it’s all you can eat as much as you want, and you get value on food; pain because the quality of the food can take a back seat depending where you go. Delta’s has been offering brunch for as long as I can remember but I never had a chance to try it out since I generally needed a reason to go to an all you can eat brunch on account of the price being more than a normal brunch at a regular restaurant.
Sheraton Laval – Restaurant La Piazza
All-you-can-eat buffets are something you won’t find much of on this site. It’s mainly because of two things: firstly they cost way more (remember I pay for all my meals and my guests meal as well) and secondly, I find that quality takes a back seat when you try to feed so many people. I have been going to brunch at the Sheraton for years, usually Mother’s day and or Father’s day is spent here and my family has liked it for quite some time so I know the meals there in quite detail.
The Sparrow – Back from the grave
If the Sparrow seems familiar to you, then you must remember our previous posting on the Sparrow back in 2009. A little background is in order here because initially, the Sparrow served brunch and it was an English pub style brunch which kind of shook up the city’s brunch scene. The kitchen staff stopped serving brunch and opened their own spot (you can read the full article with more details here). Now time has passed and just recently, the sparrow brought back brunch and this time, it’s with a twist. What makes this visit extra special is that I got to do it with my favourite French language blogger Laure who runs Une Parisienne à Montreal, a great fashion, food and brunch site. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet you should absolutely do so.
Le Montrealais – A classy all you can eat buffet
All you can eat brunch buffets, often those few words can increase my anxiety more than hearing “we need to talk”. You may ask why would such a few tasty words cause so much grief? I will answer that with two words quality and quantity. Most buffets offer the latter quantity but when it comes to quality they are lacking. I have found that most all you can eat buffets have food that is too mass prepared and is not fresh enough let alone warm enough. Now le Montrealais has a reputation of excellence when it comes to brunch buffets I mean it is situated in the Queen Elizabeth hotel, which is a five star hotel so you can imagine what kind of food one would expect. So with the bar set nice and high lets see if we can take the edge off those six words.
Chateau Vaudreil – All you can eat brunch by the water
In life there a few things that really rock my boat; one of them is brunch and the second is weddings and in particular, the food at weddings. Now, when I found out that one of my friends was getting married I was really happy and then when I found out he was doing a wedding brunch at Chateau Vaudreuil, I was ecstatic. I have heard very good things about brunch here, a few of my friends went and were very impressed. I had been here only once before but not for the brunch and remembered that it was an impressive location bordering the water and with really nice views and good service.
Porto Vino – The sweet, the salty, the fleshy.
Every once and a while I like to change up things and try something new that people keep asking about. Now I get many questions for where I can find an all-you-can-eat brunch and to be honest I have only been to a handful of them and they tend to be in hotels. Now, to get a background on all-you-can-eat brunches they tend to put out giant buffet spreads. The menus often consist of copious amounts of classic egg dishes, both salty & sweet as well as lunch like options such as meats and pastas. Now I’m kind of old school when it comes to brunch – I don’t mind some stuff that isn’t 100% classic sweet or salty dishes but the full lunch thing turns me off. So what I did in this review is try to compare Porto Vino to all the other all-you-can-eat brunches out there.