Bitches Food Club no. 27 {Brunch at the Wrigley Mansion}

For our November meet up, we headed to brunch at the Wrigley Mansion.  We don’t do brunches often, as they’re kind of expensive and we don’t necessarily enjoy waking up early or missing yoga, but we decided a Sunday Brunch was must! We wanted to try Geordie’s because we’d heard how interesting the mansion was and wanted to see if the views matched the food.

It was my birthday and my sisters were both in town and my mom actually joined us for this one, too.

I think everyone opted for mimosas; they’re bottomless, so it’s totally worth splurging on.

Some of us started with coffee and fruit and yogurt.

Others went for the savory items, such as this creamed kale, various cheeses, saffron rice and pasta items.

Their buffet selection took up a whole room, but I was less than impressed with their items. I did like the cheese and got an omelet {not pictured here}, but nothing really seemed all that special. And, yes, that is a random piece of Jell-O on an otherwise savory plate.

The desserts were a little bit better:  a nice, pretty selection of cakes and small portions.

Stephanie says that it definitely needed more ghost stories about the house.  She had to make them up instead! “For the price, could have used more ghosts. The green tea petit four was probably the reason I would go back. Overall, I had an $11 meal for $68. I understand you’re paying for atmosphere. I always find buffets are a waste of money. I can only eat so much at a time.”

I think I might have tried one of everything and that little vanilla boat in the back might have been my favorite – it was light and sweet.

I tried to grab one of everything and, thankfully, the bitches shared with me.  We definitely suggest the pecan pie, vanilla boat and that pumpkin rectangle.

Honestly, we were more impressed with the mansion than with the food, and it was nice to be able to walk around with our mimosas in-hand.

Macey points out,  “The view was great and it was fun that you could walk around mansion after eating all that food. Also a plus when your mimosa glass is always full. For the price, I wish they offered made-to-order items. I was also disappointed with the lack of savory breakfast entrees.”

We found a mirrored dressing cabinet in one of the rooms and played around with some selfies.

I do love the touch of history each antique adds to the mansion.

The tours were self-guided so we could take as much time exploring each room as we’d like.

The buffet room that is across from the dining area and to the right of the receptionist was a beautiful wood room with a giant round table and decadent chairs.  Besides the bathrooms in the mansion, this might be my favorite room.

Love these ladies.

The Full Review {their menu here}:

Favorite Appetizer: I think the cheese table was my favorite; there was a cheese with Dijon mustard seeds in it and it was glorious.

Favorite Entree: I like when breakfast buffets have made-to-order options whether it’s a waffle station, crepe bar or {in this case} omelet station.  It’s nice to have something made-to-order with exactly what you want, without being seen as difficult.

Favorite Drink: Bottomless mimosas

1-10 Service {0 worst, 10 best}: 7. It was just alright, as they only refilled the drinks and got us a table. But like nothing special and it’s not like they’re actually serving you because it is a buffet, so you bring your plate and get more, which is actually fine, otherwise I find myself annoyed waiting for a waiter to bring something extra you asked for, or forgetting an order.

Cost {$  $$  $$$  $$$$!}: $$$ For what it was, I think this was a bit too much.  I don’t mind paying a lot of money for food – especially good food, but in this case, I think it was over rated.  I think Wrights at the Biltmore had a much better brunch and would probably go back there instead.

Mistakes {corrections?}: None, everything was fine, but that’s it: just fine.

Reservations? Yes, must have reservations, especially in our large group, but even for a couple, you NEED reservations.

Would we eat there again? Maybe, if someone else was buying or if I was invited there for a reason.  Once was enough to see the mansion and enjoy my mimosas.

 

until the next meet up, cheers bitches.
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