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Brunch help, please

mtbwustl | Nov 15, 2009 06:58 AM

I need to plan a nice brunch for 8 -- 6 adults, 2 younger kids -- next Sunday in Chicago. We've narrowed the choices to the Peninsula Hotel, the Ritz, the Four Seasons and David Burke. Taking into consideration the info below, which would you suggest? Or would you suggest another option?

The brunch will be our "we're doing this brunch instead of Thanksgiving dinner" meal, so it can be pretty nice, price not a huge issue. Extravagant would be welcome, even. Since we're feeding a broad range of tastes -- husband and I will go to Alinea and Publican while we're there, while my in-laws are kind of unadventurous -- we thought a big buffet could keep everyone happy. We're staying at the Sofitel downtown. We'd like a nice atmosphere, comfortable noise level for conversation. I'm most interested in the best food, while giant piles of shrimp would make people happy too. Where would 2 younger but reasonably well-behaved kids be welcome?

Also, I'd love some insight into how the meal is served at David Burke. I heard that it's dum sum style, and also that the whole meal is served plated. We have an early lunch open for Saturday without the family -- should we do David Burke on Saturday w/out everyone or are there better early lunch choices near the Sofitel?

Thanks for indulging so many questions! We are really looking forward to a weekend in Chicago.

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