The words sunday brunch are written on a brick wall.

Lazy Sunday’s…perfect day to eat what your heart yearns for!

By on September 11, 2013

I don’t know about rest of you but to me Sundays epitomize sleeping in and doing whatever I want whenever I want. Now, of course like many of you I have my weekend chores that need to get done. Laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping need to checked off on the ‘to do’ list but how I long for my lazy Sunday mornings. I love knowing that I will soon be deciding between rich and decadent meals for my Sunday treat…and yes I stress the word rich. Nothing completes a meal for me better than a rich meal. Sorry but even when I try to eat what is deemed by others to be “healthy”, I still need something sinful to complete it. Whether it be a rich sauce over a nice piece of lean meat, a beautifully cut fish fillet or a tantalizing calorie rich dressing over my greens…I need it. I NEED the richness!!

This past Sunday I decided to venture off and try a new eaterie for brunch and see how they would stand up to my “brunch expectations”. For some time now I wanted to try Stephen Beckta’s latest culinary project, Gezellig (www.gezelligdining.ca). What caught my eye reading their brunch menu was this new concept (or at least new to me anyway), that if you ordered any 2 brunch items you only pay $20 per person (I was informed that the portions remain the same regardless if you order the 2 brunch items or if you select one, so why not indulge for a couple of dollars more?) For a person like myself, who likes trying out various plates this concept was perfect. It was the most ideal way to see the depth of creativity that the chef possessed in order to please his patrons.

For Sunday brunch I typically lean towards eggs Benedict with a double order of Hollandaise sauce and God willing if I can twist the chefs arms…a beautiful Bearnaise sauce. A close second ‘go to’ brunch meal is steak and eggs and again with a side order of Bearnaise. Yes, I have a penchant for Bearnaise sauce but that’s an entire different story that I’ll one day share with you all. Since richness is what I seeked, richness is what I ordered. How could I possibly go wrong with a breakfast poutine (poached egg, pork belly, Hollandaise sauce, cheese curds and house-cut fries). This meal just oozed and epitomized a lazy Sunday…it was brunch perfection!

So, since my first plate was already selected I now had the dilemma of selecting another meal. Do I go ‘two for two’ on the rich scale and order another sinful dish (the devil on my shoulder was screaming “YES! YES! DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!!” Or do I select a lighter menu option that would finish off my brunch experience with a guilt-free lunch staple…a light salad served with a crispy coated fish cake? Well the healthy angel on my right shoulder won that round (just so you know, my horned mini me normally wins). But I must tell you the panko fried fish cake that was served with a anchovy caper sauce and salad was delicious. My only complaint was that the sauce was too scarce. Don’t get me wrong I’m not looking too drown my meals in the sauce but I would like to have the option of accompanying each forkful of whatever I am eating (in this case, it was the fish cake) with the sauce that was intended to accompany it. Nobody likes a tease in the sauce department…especially this Tease ๐Ÿ˜‰

Breakfast Poutine

Panko fried fish cake

Here’s to Sunday’s and all its brunch goodness!
FT

After a long day, a rich and tasty avocado, egg and bacon salad was the way to go!!๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹

And the piรจce de rรฉsistance, triple-cream Brie with @artisinbakery baguette - the perfect match for such a meal. 

At this rate, indulgence should be my nickname ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sophistication, opulent decor, and beautiful luxury desserts - this is @delyseesottawa ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ
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Read The Food Tease column in the Spring/Summer issue of @luxeottawamagazine on how Delysees's Creative Director, Fred Naggar, successfully left awe-inspiring footprints in the fashion world to embark on a new adventure with his wife - the world of high-end desserts.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜
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Sweets for the sweets... Enjoy!
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Happy Easter, everyone!!๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿฐ
Enjoying my family's Easter tradition of our colourful egg fight...I didn't win, but there's always next year ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Friday night, I had the privilege of attending the 2024 Canadian Culinary Championships - Mystery Wine Challenge - People's Choice Award๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡@greatkitchenparty
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Congratulations to all the chefs involved in this intense competition. The chefs needed to create a dish to pair with the mystery wine. Each chef was given a tricky budget of $550 for the 250 guests. I was witnessing creativity at its best!!๐Ÿ˜‹
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The winning dish๐Ÿฅ‡ (centered in the middle of the photo) was created by JP Dublado: Red Deer Resort and Casino, Red Deer AB
Dish: beet & soy cured albacore tuna - ponzu gel - tomato water - puffed wild rice - beet green oil
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Amazing talent from all the chefs as they paired with the mystery wine (a 2021 Lailey Vineyard Zweigelt)๐Ÿท๐Ÿท
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Planning for your BIG wedding day๐Ÿ’ and looking for something different than the traditional bachelorette party? ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
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Then you need to read my solo Montreal getaway article featured in the latest issue of @ottawawedding magazine.
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Special thanks to @montreal for the beautiful experiences.
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Amongst the amazing activities:
โ— High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚
โ— Pampering at the Scandinave Spa ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธand at Le Germain Hotel 
โ— Visiting the beautiful light show at the Botanical Gardens โš˜๏ธโœจ๏ธ
โ— Culinary experiences at the Foxy restaurant and discovering local restaurants during a food tour๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
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Solo getaway or with a friend or two, any reason to visit and experience Montrรฉal is a good one!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—
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With its countless cultural activities and experiences, one can easily enjoy this beautiful city! And let's not forget their food scene... that alone is reason enough to visit!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹
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I think it's time for you to discover, and for some, REDISCOVER Montreal! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
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I am very proud to share my culinary "observer" perspective regarding @lecordonbleuottawa culinary workshops in the latest issue of @luxeottawamagazine ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Visiting my alma mater and watching the culinary workshop from a different lens reinforced the rationale as to why I pursued my culinary educationโ€ฆthe pleasure of savouring the fruits of your labour. ๐Ÿ˜‹
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It is this journey that ignited my passion for cooking, helped hone my skills, and introduced me to a world of flavours and techniques that continue to inspire me to this day. And perhaps it will inspire you as well!๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ
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Check out the article and the new culinary workshops being offered. Enjoy the adventure!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—
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Where's my rubber ducky ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜‰?! 
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A year ago this week, I was enjoying some bath time while in @discoverdominica ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜
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Dominica's lush scenery is extraordinary, and I'm grateful to have been invited to visit their beautiful island๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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Visiting Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs was perfect to relax and rid of some unwanted stress. And the outdoor bath surrounded by all that green landscape was simply the BEST! An unforgettable experience! ๐Ÿคฉ
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Dominica's adventure activities - diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, swimming - are just some of the many ways to enjoy this tropical island.๐Ÿคฟ๐Ÿ™‚
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Put Dominica on your travel list. You'll love it!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ
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