This past Sunday we enjoyed a lovely brunch at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. The hotel is, in and of itself, a majestic spot with its massive marble columns encircling the lobby. It’s only fitting then that brunch at the hotel is served in the Sovereign Ballroom. And true to it’s name, the ballroom looks like something out of a fairytale. It’s bright and expansive with floor to ceiling windows, a row of sparkling chandeliers lining the ceiling, and ornate original molding that has been expertly restored to all its former intricate glory.
And what the room boasts in grandeur, the buffet boasts in taste. Tables of food wrap the room. A delicious spread of anything from the classic breakfast fare of eggs Benedict and fluffy French toast to creamy tortellini and a carving station. There is truly something for everyone: a table of colourful, fresh salads, seafood anyway you like it -smoked, poached, or ceviche- a plethora of freshly baked goods, cheeses and fruits. And my personal weakness: the impressive dessert tables stacked high with all manner of creme brulee, mouses, merengues, cakes and tarts.
The history of the hotel, the ambience of the setting, the gourmet selection of food, and the attentive service make Sunday brunch at the King Edward feel like a little taste of royalty.