Back in Toronto, I have failed to find a Sunday Brunch that comes close to the quality and variety that are offered in cities like Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Maybe it’s because of the cost of operating a buffet that includes free flow Champagne, Caviar and Foie Gras or the culture of people preferring to have a good ala Carte brunch rather than stuffing themselves on an expensive buffet.
Whatever the reason maybe, I was still determined to find a decent Sunday Brunch Buffet in Toronto and after much discussion we headed to Windsor Arms Hotel in Yorkville.
The spread although much smaller than Asia, was the best brunch I've had so far in Toronto both in terms of quality and variety. The Cold Foods section included King Crab Legs, Poached Prawns and a number of Salads.
Baked goodies were also available with an assortment of Breads, Danishes and their legendary Scones. The Scones were very big and very good. It had a very light crisp texture and was moist and fluffy.
The chef was very thoughtful with the selection in the Hot Foods Section by choosing dishes that held up well with the constant heat of the buffet tray such as Braised Beef with Red Wine, Shellfish Stew and Eggplant Tofu. There was also a carving station offering Roast Lamb Leg and Prime Rib.
The best part of the Buffet were the items that were made fresh to order such as Eggs in any style, French Toast, Pancakes and Waffles. My order of Eggs Benedict was excellent with the yolk runny upon piercing and the English muffin slightly crisp. Pancakes were another favorite of mine. It was very fluffy and moist!
Desserts were also decent with a selection of Cakes that included Chocolate Fudge Cake, Cheese Cake, Coffee Cake and Raspberry Cake. There was also a tray of Muffins and a selection of daily fruits on order.
Overall I was very satisfied with the Brunch at Windsor Arms. It may not compare with Asia but it's the best I've had so far in Toronto. The great company, ambiance and excellent service definitely made it a very satisfying way to celebrate a Summery Sunday.
Price: $$$$$ (USD $40 per person excluding tips and taxes)
Address: 18 St. Thomas St. Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 3E7
Phone: 416-971-9666 Fax: 416-921-9121
Toll Free : 1-877-999-2767
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