I had the pleasure of being invited to yesterday’s media preview at the Garden restaurant in the Four Seasons New York to try out the new holiday brunch. The Garden overlooks the hotel’s grand lobby and during the holiday there is a grand Christmas tree at its center. The restaurant features sprawling African acacia trees that are decorated with lovely, festive lights. The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch during the week and features brunch on the weekend. I got to sample the holiday brunch, which will run until January 3rd 2016 and I have nothing but amazing things to say.
Start off brunch on the right foot with your choice of a glass of prosecco or a blood orange mimosa.
Cheers to the holidays!! You can also choose from any of the other delightful cocktails this season like the pomegranate margarita, apricot and honey gimlet or my personal favorite–the TY Bar Toddy, which features Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Pressed Apple Cider and cinnamon syrup.
I have to admit, I tried not to waste too much space on the fruit I was served but after one taste I was enchanted. Pictured above is the tartare of exotic winter fruits, which are accompanied by pomegranate, lime yogurt and meringue slices.
Next up was the smoked salmon present. The fish just melted in your mouth. Amazing.
The kale and butternut squash with holiday spices and toasted quinoa was probably what stood out to me the least. If you’re looking for some greens I’d go for the kale salad instead, which is absolutely amazing.
The next course is a MUST try. We got to sample both the gingerbread waffles with egg nog creme anglaise and the brie stuffed french toast with holiday berry compote. After much back and forth, I cannot decide which I like more. Oh and you can’t see in this photo but the egg nog creme had crushed peppermint stick dust on top. It was divine.
Then it was on to eggs cooked with red wine. Delicious.
And then for dessert was a lovely little number! Have you ever seen something so divine? So beautiful I had to post two pictures.
And then there were several gingerbread houses scattered throughout the restaurant. They are beautiful!
The Four Seasons never steers me wrong. It’s the perfect place to come for a brunch before or after some holiday shopping. Check out the full holiday brunch menu for the Four Seasons.
I was a guest of the Four Seasons for brunch but I did not receive any other compensation for this post.