Monday, May 11, 2009

The Harvard Faculty Club Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's day was awesome this year. My mom, dad, son, hubby and I celebrated Mother's day at the famous members-only Harvard Faculty Club. The Faculty Club is famous for their opulent Easter and Mother's Day brunch. Overall, this has been one of the best brunch experiences of my life. The food and service is comparable to the Sunday brunch at the Four Season's Hotel and the Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Langham Hotel in Boston. The piano player singing popular tunes and the beautifully wrapped pastries for the mommies were a nice touch.
My favorite brunch items not featured in the pictures bellow included: the Pate Maison and foie gras Mousse, the pasta salad with lobster and English peas, and oh the cheese blintzes with wild Maine blueberry sauce. I'm sure every mom in the room appreciated the unlimited Mimosas! Sunday brunch is not Sunday brunch without an omelet station. For me, eggs are eggs and I'd rather eat something that I don't eat every morning so I skipped the made to order omelets. One thing that was missing though -- a crepe station! I love both sweet and savory crepes and I wish they had one. Here some pictures from last Sunday's Mother's Day Brunch.

Our two year old got all dressed up for Mother's Day.

The carving station was phenomenal. This station included fork-tender roasted sirloin with horseradish sauce and honey baked ham with mustard chutney. My favorite though is the Salmon Coulibiac en Brioche. I had three huge helpings of this salmon mousse wrapped in a delicate puffed pastry.

I do admit that I'm not a big fan of oysters but these were great. The jumbo shrimp cocktail and fresh Littleneck clams were also delicious. The seafood menu also included delicately smoked trout, bay scallops, mussels and salmon.

The assorted sushi was fresh and plentiful.

The pan seared five spiced tuna loin was so yummy. It was perfectly seasoned and seared. Heaven.

A very colorful rainbow cauliflower salad with herb Polonaise

Heirloom tomato slices with fresh basil and mozzarella

Round 3(I made it past round 2)!

Did I make room for dessert? Most definitely! The desserts included the following: Banana bread pudding, mouse cups, pecan tartlets, almond brittle, miniature creme brulee, chocolate macadamia tarts and one of the best vanilla bean ice creams I've ever had.

This is me relaxing/digesting after eating all that food.

The Harvard faculty club is conveniently located on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.


Confession Nook said...

wow...what a feast! i love the seafood section.. yum...i wonder..all that food stuffed and still lookin' slim and sexy...=)

MaMely said...

Wow! this place sounds soooo luxurious by their foods they offer.

Jen said...

Thank you ladies! Have a great week. Ingat! :-)