It is not brunch, it is an experience. The Westin even has a video sharing about the experience, it is a little long but shows and tells what it is all about.
We arrived to the Westin at 11:00am we were told to go early for they have champagne reception in the lobby before brunch starts at 11:30. Of course we did and to our surprise they are celebrating Mexico! We learned the brunches can have a theme. Thank goodness it was Mexico versus coffee cuisine which is the next week. We were seated upstairs and how did you get upstairs? By escalators. You take your food up to your table via escalator, I find this amusing and a much better alternative of stairs after a few classes of bubbly.
When we arrive to our table, there is a map. Yes, a map of the brunch. That is a sign of this is going to be good! Everything good has maps, buried treasure has maps, Disneyland has maps, and the Westin Brunch has a map. It also provides multiple eating utensils (see the 2 forks in the photo). They know we are not here to mess around.
Check out the names of the food stations. Lobster boulevard, oyster street, bread alley, chocolate alley this is what my heaven is. The map also mentions The Arena, I heard there is entertainment and if Spartacus and the rest of the Gods of the arena come out I AM in my heaven. Spartacus, Spartacus, Spartacus!
The Gods of the arena did not show up but the Chefs did so I was able to eat and drown my feelings of disappointment away. Not only is it free flow champagne (that means all you want) they have beer, wine, cocktails, make your own bloody Mary station and frozen margarita machine with grapefruit and the best mango margaritas ever! It is overwhelming the choices. The same can be said of the food, it was incredible. I didn’t take as many photos as I thought I did, I was too busy enjoying it than photographing it. I will have to go back and take more photos.
In addition to the food and drinks there was entertainment an orchestra, opera singers, clowns, a pinata, hula dancers and more. With the entertainment, it makes it a family event and therefore kids. We even passed some kids only tables next to the obvious adults only. They have activities to keep the kids occupied but some do run all over the place and get in the way when you are trying to get food and drinks which gets old real fast. Of course the parents are getting lit so they have no control or management of the their children. That would be my only criticism is the unruly and unsupervised children. After a few however, kind of forgot about them or maybe I started to hiss at them, I don’t recall.
Overall is was a great experience one that I would suggest and go again.