My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I wanted to try the city brunch at the Langham Hotel’s Cafe Fleuri. I love brunch and an all you can eat brunch sounds like my kind of birthday celebration. =) They also have live music!
First Plate – (clockwise from top left) smoked salmon, lobster mac & cheese, salmon sushi, tuna sushi, prosciutto, salmon in puff pastry, seafood cake
Eggs Benedict with lobster, oysters, shrimp cocktail.
Eggs Benedict with lobster
I decided to throw this lobster on my eggs benedict since it was available at the omelette bar, hah. There is also a pasta bar where you can customize any pasta you want, with all sorts of toppings – including lobster!
I had to go back for more salmon sushi and shrimp cocktail! The salmon was soo good and fresh tasting and the shrimp were tender. In the back is a spinach phyllo dough pastry, mini belgian waffle with devonshire cream and almonds, and a glass of beets (I found out I don’t really like beets).
(counterclockwise from center) swan puff pastry with cream, cannoli, pineapple cake, assortment of cheeses, spiced pecans and vanilla infused apricot.
I went back for some more savory items after my first plate of sweets. I wanted to try more desserts and needed something savory to cut through all that sugar! The lemon & white chocolate mousse was my favorite dessert there. It was light, creamy and not too sweet. There was a bit of crunch from these little white chocolate crisps on top. There is also a chocolate fountain for dipping fruits into.
This martini glass of baby shrimp was not particularly great so we left it pretty much uneaten.
(counterclockwise from center) chocolate bread pudding, dark chocolate mousse, raspberry chocolate tart, apple crisp
I was really looking forward to the chocolate bread pudding because I heard great things about it, but unfortunately it didn’t live up to my expectations. Maybe it had been sitting out for too long, but it wasn’t as moist as I expected. I was envisioning a cross between French Toast cupcake and chocolate lava cake but it was too firm.
The beef carpaccio was really good. I wish I saw it earlier because I would have eaten more of it.
This was my last plate and I thought I’d try my hand at cracking into the crab legs. They were surprisingly really easy to eat because they had already been sliced at strategic points so once you break it, the whole meat from the claw comes out. I was afraid of the mess so I saved it for last to try.
I think the city brunch buffet is something you should try at least once if you live in the Boston area. They also offer a chocolate buffet but I didn’t think I’d enjoy that as much (too much sugar). There was still enough dessert options for the city brunch and I was so stuffed after that I don’t think I even ate dinner that day!
My picks: Of course, since it’s a buffet you don’t have to choose! – but these are what I’d eat more of ;) salmon sushi, Eggs Benedict, crab legs, beef carpaccio, lemon & white chocolate mousse
Cafe Fleuri (at Langham Hotel) 250 Franklin St Boston, MA 02110