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Review: Brunch at Birks Cafe, Montreal


My brunch at Birks Cafe was one of the culinary tourism features in my Love Letter to Montreal Destination Guide coordinated by Montreal Tourism.

Our final Montreal mealtime was at the cities most luxurious brunch spot. The creme de la creme of weekend breakfast fans gather each weekend at Birks Cafe, located on the mezzanine of the sumptuous flagship Birks (which styles itself as the Tiffany & Co of Canada).

Birks Cafe offers an exceptional brunch offered as a unique prix fixe. There is something a bit magical about enjoying your first meal of the day surrounded by sparkling jewellery. We started off with a mimosa flute and foamy latte duo. A selection of croissants with home made jam were then placed at the table for our appreciation  Next, half a kiwi offered up in a dainty egg cup as well as a small jar of poultry liver mousse topped with port jelly. A wee bowl of poached egg was the next to arrive followed by our entrees featuring cold roast beef and smoked salmon. A sweet finish featured a date spotted bread pudding paired with honey and ginger ice cream and citrus coulis.

Montreal simply amazes with its unique take on culinary ingenuity. As I licked the latte suds from my moustache I winked at Mike moments before we grabbed our suitcases  strolled past a sparkle of diamonds and hailed a cab for the airport. Brunch at Berks, the perfect final note to a magical weekend in Montreal.

We enjoyed:

Mimosa and Latte

Selection of Viennoiseries and Jam

Fresh Kiwi in Egg Cup and Poultry Liver Mousse with Port Jelly

Poached Egg, Bernaise, Diced Thyme and Rosemary Potatoes with Crispy Bacon

Roast Beef, Horseradish, Wasabi Remoulade, Roasted Tomato

Smoked Salmon from Mr Emile of Gaspe, Crispy Fennel and Celery Salad, Fennel and Grapefruit Foam

Date Bread Pudding, Honey Ginger Ice Cream, Orange and Grapefruit

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