A Weekend of Gluttony

Two weekends ago was a bad weekend if you were on a diet because it flew right out of the window. We started the weekend by having my firm’s holiday luncheon at Pomme Restaurant. I enjoy these lunches because I wouldn’t be able to eat such decadent food on my own. The fish was fantastic but the short ribs were to die for! They were so tender, you didn’t even need a knife to cut into it. And the sauce…the sauce! Yeah, I was uncouth and swirled my bread to sop it up.

On Saturday, we then had lunch at Cardwell’s in Frontenac, where they have this great stir-fry. I know it’s weird, but I do love the bread they serve, I could probably eat an entire basket of it myself. Fried calamari was ordered and it was great. Light, non-greasy and the chipotle dip and a nice splash of heat to it. I ended up with the stir-fry and Bob had the smoked salmon sandwich. Everything was great but I do have to say, I was a bit disappointed with the fries. It tasted like it had freezer burn on it and they still threw it in the fryer. Not so good.

The piece de resistance came Sunday afternoon with Sunday brunch at the Ritz-Carlton. Oh, heavenly. They dedicated the front of the entrance to the dining room for desserts. That’s a lot of desserts! There was sushi, salads, breakfast foods, eggs benedict (my favorite), prime rib (so excellent), soups, rolls, etc. I ate so much there, I had a food baby stuck under my ribs. That delicious! I do enjoy going there for brunch.

So much food, so little stomach space. Yep, that’s one of the perks of my job…consuming millions of calories in a weekend.

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