Brunch is the ultimate meal, especially on a Sunday like today. When traveling, finding an incredible brunch is like hitting the jackpot. You actually have time to sit around and enjoy, grab a mimosa, eggs benedict, make some friends and get to know a city. I've shared tons of brunch spots with you all as I travel, but here is one from my home city. Whether a local, or just passing through, this foodie experience is one to live out (and delicious from start to finish!) Conveniently located in one of the best situated hotels, The W Montreal most recently launched their newest restaurant called E.A.T. on the cusp of Old Montreal and seconds from buzzing griffintown and downtown areas, right in front of Square Victoria metro and of course moments from plenty of great land marks, there is no excuse not to start your day with brunch here.
E.A.T has successfully created an experience for brunchers. For this reason, you will find both locals and tourist trying out this new spot... and for hours. Expect to show up around 2pm and the spot will still be backed with a great ambiance and energy, a key part to your brunch.
The experience begins from the moment you walk in, with graffiti and pop art covering the walls throughout the restaurant from a number of renown Montreal artist. Of course the W Montreal is known for its great salute to the city, and E.A.T is no exception. The windows are stamped with the symbol of the city of Montreal and the tables are covered in cartoons of historic landmarks. Even our Mayor, Denis Coderre, gets a caricature shoot out.
You begin your brunch with a mimosa cart that comes to your table. Fresh blueberry, strawberry and mango puree can be mixed in with champagne and berries, but the personalization of the process is what captures everyone's eye (and cameras.... getting E.A.T plenty of images on social). They also have a pastry cart that arrives to your table with a selection of croissants, chocolatines, danishes, muffins and more. The presentation and the options capture the best there is in brunch. The same way ordering at a bakery excites us, they were able to bring this feeling here. And finally of course, the menu is packed with outstanding options. My personal favourite is the lobster benedict. The presentation on the dish is out of this world. The entire lobster comes to the table, along with an open faced English muffin, fresh lobster meat, egg and their own version of a hollandaise sauce that is much lighter and more complimentary to the lobster.
If you are a local, a visitor or a foodie of any kind, make your way to E.A.T at the W for brunch. You will not regret a thing you order, and you will enjoy every moment of the experience as you lounge around in the airy open space that will be sure to capture your visual senses.
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