Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday Brunch @ Lady Marmalade, Toronto

Being back in Toronto during Winter is something I don't look forward to. The weather is dull with temperatures hovering between -15 to -20 on certain days. With the addition of snow and slush my weekends are usually spent at home.

Having stayed home for two weekends, I finally convinced my lazy butt to drive Downtown for some Sunday Brunch with my friends at Lady Marmalade. It was freezing cold when I arrived and there was lineup outside the restaurant. Fortunately for me Sam got us a table by the time I came.

Lady Marmalade

Hot Apple Cider
Hot Apple Cider
This was really good! The Apple Cider was very creamy and had a nice Cinnamon Flavor. The sweetness was well balanced with the sourness of the apples. An excellent beverage to kick start my Sunday Brunch.

Nothing better to wake you up than Coffee

rockin’ morrocan free-run chicken & vegetable stew served on cous-cous and topped w/ sour cream, scallions & cilantro
Rockin' Moroccan Free-Run Chicken and Vegetable Stew with Couscous
This was a simple and hearty dish! The combination of spices, tomatoes, vegetables were excellent complements to the meaty texture of the free-run chicken. The minuscule grainy texture of the couscous was really nice with the stew! I loved it.

Lady Marmalade Bennies: Cheddar, Mango and Bacon served with Potatoes & Salad w/Lemony Hollandaise
Cheddar, Mango and Bacon Egg Benedicts with Potatoes and Salad
The Egg was poached perfectly and the English Muffin had a nice crunch. One could taste the Mango Flavor that was sandwiched between the Muffin which surprisingly went well with everything else. The Potatoes or should I say home-style hash was well seasoned, soft on the inside and a little crunchy on the outside.

Tomato and Bacon Soup
Tomato and Bacon Soup
This soup was definitely pure tomatoes. The texture was close to a Puree and had a hint of smokyness from the bacon.

Mexican Meatball
Mexican Meatball
This Sandwich reminded me of a Turkish Kebab Sandwich. The Mexican Meatball tasted similar to a ground meat kebab and was very well seasoned with the spices.

Baked “crepe croque monsieur” w/ ham, cheddar & miso-scallion cream, served with poached eggs, spinach and potatoes
Baked Crepe Croque Monsieur
The Crepe had a ton of ingredients inside but somehow they all went well together.

Comfort Food with a twist is what I think of Lady Marmalade's dishes. For a heart warming brunch during Cold Winter Days, Lady Marmalade definitely hits the spot.

Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 3.5/5
Price: $$ (Under USD $20 per person)

Contact Information
Address: 898 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1J3
Tel: +1 (647) 351-7645
Web: www.ladymarmalade.ca/

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