The rain was still pelting down making the chilly morning that much more dreary as I walked through the gleaming doors of the Westin Copley Saturday morning. I was escorted to a sparkling table, and immediately my cup was filled with steaming hot of Starbucks coffee. My chill began to fade and I felt the warmth of the hospitality.
As the other guests filed in the Westin representatives began to tell us about the brunch we were about to be served. Available daily, the Huntington has both a buffet and standard menu service, both offering a wide array of both indulgence satisfying and energy providing options to get your day started off right. The menu also stipulates dishes that are known as Super Foods-items that are assured to power you through your morning with optimal energy.
We were treated to several options for our meal-with choices spanning between the menu, the buffet and the weekend only omelet and waffle bars. I began my journey at the buffet sampling the assorted fresh berries an melons, a buttermilk flapjack, and an oven baked vegetable frittata. I'd love to say that I filled up on fruit, but that would be a blatant lie. The flapjack, warm and comforting sweet with sugar but balanced with buttermilk was fantastic. I went back up for another. The frittata had an ample serving of vegetables and was nicely baked to create a soft interior and a crisp exterior.
Others at my table had ventured to the omelet and waffle room and the single serve waffles served with fresh whipped cream and strawberries was too indulgent too pass up. The waffles were light and airy but full of that delicious sweet, slightly yeasty flavor that makes then so addictive. Topped with the homemade whipped cream, ultra thick and not too sweet and the lovely fresh berries, this was a wonderful treat for a wintry morning.
The table shared dishes of pecan waffles, poached eggs and hash. Though I didn't indulge too much in these, each bite that I took was full of their own unique flavors. I was most impressed with the hollandaise sauce. I am not a fan of hollandaise- in fact I think it usually ruins eggs and I tend to scrape it off if I forget to ask them to serve me the dish without it. However, the Huntington prepared theirs with a hearty kick of lemon flavor which nicely elevated the sauce out of its heavy depths and made it incredibly enjoyable.
Overall I was really pleased with brunch at the Huntington. Their options ranged from the typical to the creative and everything in between. Each dish exhibited attention to detail from the chefs and delicious takes on tried and true breakfast foods. It is a great option for in city breakfast and brunch- something that is shockingly hard to find.