Best Unapologetic Gluttony - 2000
Brunch at the Crown Room
It's hard to beat a muffin and a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning. Unless you throw in, say, a half-dozen glasses of champagne, poached salmon, smoked salmon, oysters, mussels, seviche, eggs Benedict, omelets, fresh-squeezed orange juice, French toast, bacon, sausage, blintzes, roast beef, cioppino, a few pastas, a salad or two, then maybe some cheesecake, fruit tarts, petits fours, and -- hell, that's just the stuff we can remember. For a hefty $38.50, brunch at the Fairmont makes you eat like a pig, and if you go often enough, you'll probably start looking like one. But for those special occasions when you want to let it all hang out, the Crown Room simply cannot be beat.