At least one positive thing can be said for the past few months of horrendous weather, and that is Bistro du Midi's launch of their weekend brunch series. On both Saturday and Sunday, guests can enjoy a wide range of traditional brunch items with executive chef Robert Sisca's usual French focus and flair, as well as some wonderful libations and wine selections from sommelier Todd Lipman.
This series has been running for a month now and just this past weekend, the news of their stellar brunch has already taken off. Even at 2:30 p.m.—towards the end of their brunch service—the beautiful upstairs dining room was still packed with happy brunchers brunching.
Of the menu, you must order their citrus tea-cured salmon benedict—a beautifully poached egg atop toasted baguette, rich hollandaise, and thick salmon; add the caviar for extra complexity that complements and melds with the dish together perfectly. Other highlights include their lemon buttermilk pancakes with fresh berries and maple syrup, trumpet royale mushroom omelette, and their exquisite version of steak and eggs: grilled flat iron steak with poached eggs and pepper sauce.
On the beverage menu, Lipman's signature Bloody Mary catches everyone's eyes with bouillabaisse, saffron-scented seafood broth, tomato, fresh horseradish, anise, and Pearl vodka, topped with a jumbo prawn. If you are in the mood for something lighter to complement your meal, ask the team for recommendations on any of their wine selections—just because it is still snowy, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good rosé!
Especially for this brunch service, their upstairs dining room is made available and its warmth will welcome all guests and make you feel quite at home immediately. Overlooking the Public Gardens, Bistro du Midi offers diners the chance to enjoy their morning moments above the city, away from the bustle, and in the fabulous care of their hospitable staff from the moment you enter to the moment you leave, completed satiated.
Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; reservations are accepted for their upstairs dining room from 11:30 -2:30 p.m., and are recommended. Look out for their special Easter prix fixe featured in The Daily Meal's Easter roundup—on the holiday, regular brunch service will be suspended to make way for their special menu.