Brunch is one of my favourite meals because there’s nothing more comforting than French toast, eggs benedict, crepes and… well okay – I guess all brunch foods are comfort foods :p
Being a suburbanite we ventured up to Yonge/401 to have brunch at the Miller Tavern – a historic and quaint restaurant not too far from Auberge du Pommier (yet another quaint and homey restaurant).
They have a brunch prix fixe which consists of a breakfast cocktail (mimosa/bellini), a main and dessert for $27. Non-alcoholic beverages are also an option if you don’t want to be caught drinking before 11AM For those who can’t stomach such a grandiose meal in the morning, you can always go the à la carte route. We ended up doing one à la carte and one prix fixe and we left feeling pretty full.
The prix fixe starts off with a Brunch Pastry Basket filled with mini croissants, quick bread and muffins. This is served with a trio of jams including: marmalade, raspberry and strawberry, perfect with the mini balls of butter that also come with. I urge you to restrain yourself from eating the whole basket because the “main” attractions are worth the wait.
The Lobster and Shrimp Coddled Eggs was a bowl of buttery heaven which was made richer as you spooned into the egg yolks which intertwined in between chunks of lobster and shrimp. The fruit is a nice side to tone down the richness of the dish.
And instead of your usual boring crumpet or English muffin, the Truffled Poached Eggs are served atop a mushroom ravioli and a delightful truffled Hollandaise sauce. Delicious!
We finished off our leisurely brunch with the Apple-Cinnamon Butter Cake, served with a rum anglaise. The texture reminded me very much of a bread pudding and we both agreed we would’ve liked to have seen a little more crème anglaise on the plate.
We sat on the veranda which is on the second floor overlooking the parking lot which let in a lot of natural lighting. The atmosphere was very calm and relaxing and the service was great. I’ve already booked a return visit for Mother’s Day where they’ll be featuring a $30 prix fixe, featuring a Lobster & Mascarpone Cheese Ravioli in a white wine and rosé cream sauce. Other than that, the menu remains pretty much the same.