In celebration of Mardi Gras, The Garden City Hotel will have a New Orleans Creole themed menu for Sunday brunch on February 19, with festively colored decor to celebrate. The menu will include seafood jambalaya, chicken breast and crawfish gumbo with okra, blackened red snapper with grilled pineapple salsa and honey crusted pork loin with roasted root vegetables and tasso ham. There will alsp be a prime rib carving, penne pasta with two sauces, and mashed sweet postates and mustard greens. With respect to Mardi Gras tradition, there will be edible tinkets inside the King Cake for dessert. Those who discover a trinket in their cake will be presented with a glass of Long Island Sparkling Point Carnaval Cuvee.
For all the family, on every Sunday brunch menu, is a dazzling array of sumptuous culinary offerings including a myriad of hot and cold entrées. Among the top-rated selections are a seafood extravaganza with whole lobster, crab claws and jumbo shrimp and an artful display of smoked salmon and whitefish. There are artisan cheeses and a carving station featuring leg of lamb and smoked ham. Prepared to order selections include gourmet pastas and sauces plus breakfast favorites such as made-to-order omelets and French toast. Sophisticated dessert displays showcase cakes, pies, pastries and sweets plus assorted whole fruit and fruit salads. To complement the brunch experience are unlimited brunch-cocktail favorites including Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Mimosas. Seatings for the award-winning brunch begin at noon. The cost is $64 plus tax and gratuity per adult; and half-price, $32, for children under 12-years-old. It includes complimentary valet and self-parking. Reservations are strongly recommended by calling (516) 747-3000.