It had been awhile since I had tried the brunch at the Mission Inn--at least a couple of years. Holiday reservations were booked solid so it was nearly a two weekend delay to get a spot, but well worth the wait! The salads were fresh and creative. Jumbo shrimp, prawns, crab legs, donned the salad bar as well as oysters on the half shell. In addition, there was the anti-pasta bar with an array of meats, cheeses, and a variety of olives along with fresh salmon, bagels and cream cheese. Those items along with the omelette bar. Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit and the traditional breakfast fare buffet would be enough of a value-- when you consider the bottomless orange juice and champagne glasses that the waiters kept filled--but that was only the beginning!
The main courses are too numerous to list...but included the traditional prime rib carving bar. Finally, after a coffee and a rest...enjoying the scenic views on the interior patio, my guest and I ventured to the double spiral dessert table that looked like a French Patisserie. Mini- Creme brûlé cups, incredible cheese cakes, and my favorite--bread pudding with a sweet heated glaze to enhance its already delicious flavor. Need I say more?
The layout was appealing inside the 54degrees bar/dining area with easy access to the patio. Personally I enjoy seeing an ice sculputure at a brunch of this caliber, but what can I say? It really isn't needed with an environment like the one provided in every restaurant of this hotel. Always impressive. Strongly recommend reservations, though you may get lucky on non-holiday weekends. Food lovers will love this brunch; I am certain of that! Bon appetite!