La Gloutonnerie's Sunday Brunch: Upscale Items, Lots of Bubbly

Categories: First Bites
All photos by Laine Doss
Bread basket at La Gloutonnerie
Sunday is the one day my husband and I get to spend together without work, chores, or agendas getting in the way. After a morning run, we head out for brunch and a few mimosas. Though we usually stick to a la carte meals, we decided to give the brunch buffet at La Gloutonnerie a try.

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La Gloutonnerie started Sunday brunch buffet back in July. Served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., it's $45 per person (which includes two glasses of champagne or mimosas). Kids 7-12 eat for $22.50 (champagne, of course, not included), and kids under 7 eat free.

I generally don't enjoy buffets. To me, many of the items look slightly "picked over." La Gloutonnerie is different. Most of the selections are behind a counter, where a host of chefs and servers will dish out salads, carve meat, or prepare omelets or waffles.

Worth the stretch.
The self-serve items are on small trays that are refreshed frequently. They're located above the counter so you have to reach up for your food. Now if you're short like me you might have to get up on your toes, but in all honesty it's worth the stretch to know the cheese and smoked salmon are above sneeze height.

Pate at the buffet.
In addition to the above mentioned salads, eggs, cheese, meats, and fish, the buffet offers freshly shucked oysters, chilled shrimp, ceviche, a carving station (lamb was offered), breakfast meats (bacon, ham, and sausage), and a fish that's prepared to order.

Location Info

La Gloutonnerie

81 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Lovely presentation. Now if I can just find the right mate...sigh

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