There was nobody here, by 9 this place is packed, even difficult to be seated. Thankfully I was down here by 6:30 am. I love when things are not quite ready and waiters are still hustling to get the tables fixed and the buffet prepared. Quiet whispers between co-workers and what they did yesterday were simmering down.
Breakfast buffet sits under a fractured half-dome rendered in mirrors.
The half-dome was unique but the presentation at this buffet could use a little sprucing up. Too typical.
Demi Buffet could also use some variety, maybe some congee… kimchi…caviar…chicken fingers..pizza rolls…krispy kreme donuts…pigs in blankets.. just kidding..maybe not. The mini baguettes on the other hand, were amazing. Intense flavor and very chewy. The crust was almost impenetrable, almost. I thought the card labels were excessive though.
In a vague attempt to be healthy I ordered a fruit smoothie. This was a very thick mixture of freshly grated fruits (mostly dark berries) and I could smell a banana in there as well & I liked the presentation.
Baby orchids adorn every table, just lovely.
The baguette was the best thing on the plate.
This plate below just made me sad for Italy. This was not the prosciutto I had in italy….But still good.
Delicious mangoes and grapefruit..
Despite the mediocre buffet and presentation, the food on the menu is classic and delicious. They also give you a complimentary truffle slice with the benedict, fine by me. The Hollandaise sauce also tasted freshly made, not sitting on the burner for hours.
Also complimentary, a side of sausages in a mini cocotte.