Best Places to Splurge on Brunch
If you are going to go all out for brunch and spend a little more, do it at one of these three places
Over-the-top quiche at River Caf.
Photograph by Erin Brooke Burns
1. River Caf
Using the finest local ingredients, River Caf’s brunch selections are creative and exquisitely prepared. Order house-cured bacon and Nostrala cheese quiche with toasted quinoa or elk bacon eggs Benedict and enjoy the gorgeous setting at River Caf on Saturdays and Sundays. -John Gilchrist
Prince’s Island Park, 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com, @rivercafeyyc
As Sunday buffet brunches go, the Fairmont Palliser’s seafood-laden, carved-roast, pastry-heavy spread with personalized omelettes and perfect waffles is the best of the best. (And worth the $49 bite.) It’s even better if you plan to stay the night before and make a staycation out of it. -J.G.
133 9 Ave. S.W., 403-260-1219, fairmont.com/palliser-calgary
3. Chef’s Table
The Croque Madame, the lemon ricotta pancakes and the pain perdu offer hard choices on the small but lovely menu designed by executive chef Duncan Ly at Kensington Riverside Inn. Take your time, have a mimosa – it makes the choices easier. -J.G.
1126 Memorial Dr. N.W.,403-228-4442, kensingtonriversideinn.com, @chefstableyyc