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The Four Seasons Brunch - A Boston Must!

CambridgeFoodie | May 27, 200810:29 AM

Over the weekend I made my annual pilgrimage to the Four Seasons for its outstanding brunch to celebrate my girfriend's birthday. As always, a great meal, excellent service, and a pretty good deal ($65, which is the same price as it was last year). Very packed on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

Here's the offerings to the best of my memory (from the start of the line to the end).

Dim Sum - Har Gau & Shu Mai - B+, better dim sum right down the road in Chinatown.

Peking Duck - quite good - my only complaint is that it comes already rolled up in a pancake (meat and hoisin) - oddly, I do not recall there being any scallion. I would have loved to create my own Peking Duck pancakes.

Roasted Meats - beef and ham. I know it was not value maximizing to fill up on their ham...but it is always outstanding.

Breakfast foods (I did not try - looked good): scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, bacon, potatoes, eggs benedict.

Some entrees (I did not try - i believe roast baby chicken).

Excellent hummus and baba ganoush.

Variety of salads.

A few well chosen cheeses and salamis.

Raw Seafood: the standout is the unlimited cracked lobster claws and tail. Claws were smaller than last year (about the size on 1.25 pounders - last year they were from 2 - 2.5 pounders) but delicious. The tail is cut into quarters and surprisingly not as good as the claws. Raw oysters, clams, and shrimp cocktail.

Smoked Fish. Several varieties.

Dessert Table. Approximately 15 - 20 desserts with my favorites being blueberry bread pudding (outstanding), cup cakes (heavy on the frosting - just as I like it), and a triple chocolate brownie.

Unlimited fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice.

The Four Seasons Sunday brunch is a great Boston experience that I highly recommend.

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