Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Brunch

Breakfast is my least favorite meal when it comes to dining out at traditional restaurants.  There is hardly anything to choose from on the menu, so I usually end up ordering hashbrown potatoes and toast without butter.  How boring!  But I really wanted to go out for a nice Mother's Day brunch so I phoned up the The Boathouse restaurant a few weeks ago and asked what they were serving for Mother's Day, and explained that I am vegan.

What luck that they were not serving their regular menu - which is mainly seafood and not veg-friendly - they were having a brunch buffet, and they assured me that there would be lots of things for me to eat.  So I made the reservation for me and some close friends (and of course l'il Gordita) and waited patiently for today to come.

I tried to make the most of what they offered - which would have been a lot more if I ate eggs, but there really wasn't as many options as I had hoped for to make it worth the $35.00 price.

Here's my eggless, cheeseless omelette from the omelette bar:

Roasted potatoes with cracked peppercorns, mixed greens and watermelon:
 And Gordita with my pink carnation - a gift they were handing out to all the moms:
It looks like she's sniffing it, but in reality she took a bite and tried to eat it!

I did go back for another round of fresh fruit - strawberries, kiwi and pineapple, crackers, more potaoes and more salad but I didn't take another photo because it was practically the same thing again.  Also not pictured, the delicous mimosa.  What's brunch without a mimosa?


shellyfish said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!!! I'm so sorry about the 35 dollar veggie plate - that makes me crazy when restaurants say there will be lots of vegan options...and then they don't deliver. But at least you got some mimosa goodness!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Gosh! 35 dollars is a LOT for such little choice. maybe you should have taken a hint out of gordita's book and eaten the Carnation!

aTxVegn said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Haha, I've had lots of omelets like that! My son and I have gotten to where we kind of enjoy asking the cook at the omelet station to make us omelets without eggs.

I go to high priced buffets when I'm invited, but I would never pay that much for myself.