|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
La Gloutonnerie: Expensive, Expertly Precise French Cuisine in South Beach
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
|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.|
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.
81 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL