January 5, 2016

January 5, 2016
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Get ready for the Second Sunday Brunch Buffet at Parallel 37 at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Parallel 37.

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The raw bar, full of fresh seafood. Photo courtesy of Parallel 37.

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Chef Michael Rotondo. Photo courtesy of Parallel 37.

Looking for somewhere new to brunch? Ritz-Carlton Hotel brunch buffet spreads are pretty legendary—I remember the one they used to host on the patio at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco fondly, and the one they hold in Half Moon Bay is also rather fabulous, so I was pleased to hear the ~RITZ-CARLTON SAN FRANCISCO~ is launching a Second Sunday Brunch Buffet at ~PARALLEL 37~. And with chef de cuisine Michael Rotondo leading the charge, it should be a good one.

The first one will be Sunday January 10th, and after you make your way to the Bloody Mary bar, it seems the raw bar will be your next stop, with oysters, crab claws, shrimp, and other fresh seasonal seafood on offer. You’ll also be able to select dim sum, sushi, salads, local and international cheeses and charcuterie, and I’m always a fan of some hand-carved meats (prime rib, anyone?) and rack of lamb, which you’ll find at a “chef action station,” along with king salmon “Wellington” and eggs Benedict. Smoked salmon with mini bagels, paddlefish caviar with blinis, check and check. You can survey the entire sample menu here.

As you have probably expected, it’s not cheap: the cost per person is $115, exclusive of tax and gratuity, but think of it like this: it will be your one opulent meal of the entire day!

Brunch runs from 11am-2pm, and upcoming dates include February 14th (how’s that for a Valentine’s Day date?), March 13th, April 10th, May 8th/Mother’s Day (book it!), and many second Sundays moving forward.

To place a reservation, visit parallel37sf.com or call 415-773-6198.