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Splendido open for Brunch starting on March 24th!

justxpete Feb 21, 2013 08:27 AM

Was in last night and saw this notice on a chalkboard.

I've been waiting a long time for this... can't wait. No details yet, will post a menu when I can find one.

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  1. jlunar Feb 21, 2013 10:19 AM

    OOOOOh. I'd be interested in this too!! Thanks for the heads-up.

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      kwass Feb 21, 2013 10:25 AM

      +1

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      childofthestorm Feb 21, 2013 12:55 PM

      Oh hell yeah.

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        peppermint pate Feb 21, 2013 01:37 PM

        I'm always up for a new brunch spot. Is this a one-off event or the start of a new thing?

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          Charles Yu Feb 21, 2013 01:42 PM

          Hello peppermint pate. Please kindly contact me ref: O Mei Giant lobster chowmeet! Thanks! Charles

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            peppermint pate Feb 21, 2013 01:48 PM

            Sorry Charles - was traveling. About to do that now!

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            justxpete Feb 21, 2013 01:49 PM

            It's a new, on-going thing!

            Perhaps the title should say "Starting" on March 24th.

            /edit mods - if you could change the thread title for me, I'd appreciate it.

          3. justxpete Feb 28, 2013 01:50 PM

            Small correction. The first brunch service will actually be on the 31st.

            1. ComerDemonio Mar 31, 2013 11:48 AM

              We went today at noon and it was delicious. For $35/pp they start you off with a board of cheeses, terrine, butter and jams, and a small pot of their foie gras parfait (i love love love this parfait). The board is accompanied by a basket of breads which are all fresh and so well done.

              I had the croque madam ... Crusty bread stuffed with a slab of pork belly and cheesy mornay sauce and a sunny side up egg on top. It was incredibly rich and so I was glad the portion size was not huge. The watercress salad on the side was a perfect compliment.

              I saw a couple of burgers come out and an order of the French toast and they both looked well done and worth trying.

              SO had the open faced lobster sandwich. Tasty lobster salad on a slice of egg bread. I'm not a huge fan of lobster but this seemed nice and light. The pepper and lime chips that came with it were way too salty for my taste.

              There were quite a few empty tables when we left around 1 but I suspect this situation will not last long as people discover how good it is.

              I arrived hungry and left over the top stuffed. I should have stopped eating at some point but couldn't resist which is unusual for me. I am so lucky to live where I live (just around the corner).

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                szw Mar 31, 2013 02:57 PM

                What is pricing like for the rest of the items?

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                  justxpete Mar 31, 2013 04:22 PM

                  $35 includes a main and 'the spread'.

                  There are also some mid to high-end pre-order items, for those wanting to splurge, and a kids menu as well.

                  http://splendido.ca/menus/brunch/

                  Ps, the coconut milk parfait is insane.

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                    ylsf Mar 31, 2013 05:13 PM

                    That is nice that they have a kid's menu...

                    I guess by setting it up this way they can guarantee that it is worth it for them to open if people are spending $35 + each for brunch. A way to keep it upscale still.

                    Be curious to try this out at some point for sure. Thanks for the original heads up and for the reviews so far in this thread.

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                      kwass Mar 31, 2013 05:20 PM

                      The menu looks really nice!

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                      ComerDemonio Mar 31, 2013 07:09 PM

                      We ended up with a $120 bill (tax in). On top of the $35/pp fixed price we added a $5 up charge for the lobster, a glass of prosecco, a non-alcholic celery, basil, lemonade drink, and a cappuccino. It still seemed pretty reasonable for what we ate.

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