We celebrated the baby shower for our friend Antonette, Razid and their baby Luke. We planned to do a nautical themed party with my co-hosts Shanta and Kim. We decided to have the celebration at Spruce which received a good review from one of my favorite food blogs, Lady Iron Chef, as a great place for brunch.
We bought a delicious chocolate mousse cake from The Icing Room called Choco Magic since Antonette is fond of chocolate cake. We added vanilla icing from Betty Crocker and we colored it blue to imitate the look of waves. The boat was made of cardboard and sealed with nontoxic sealant so it would be food safe. We put high cake pegs to prop up the cake topper and lined the bottom of the boat with foil. The mast and small sailor which represented baby Luke were assembled on the table when cake was served after we had brunch.
Spruce is located at Phoenix Park. I didn’t expect it to be in an industrial looking building on a hill top. I must say that the work “park” in Phoenix Park is a bit misleading. I thought we’d be going to a place like the Botanic Gardens. When we walked up to the entrance I was pleased to see that the restaurant had modern decor and it was set in a lush green environment afterall.
I ordered the Eggs Benny with Corn Waffles and Hollandaise Sauce. The dish was ok but not something I would order again. I guess I’m not a big fan of the sauce.
I had some of Lex’s Spruce Signature Burger and it was delicious. I might order this dish when I come back to this restaurant.
The Brioche French Toast was a bit too dry for my taste and the presentation is not appealing. I guess I prefer a more traditional preparation of the classic French toast.
Some friends ordered the Eggs Benny with Steak and those looked tasty. I would recommend trying the burger over the Eggs Benny with Corn Waffle and the Brioche French Toast. I must say that the service was excellent and the ambiance was relaxing. It would be great if the restaurant’s website was complete since they only have the most basic of information there. I would come back to this restaurant but I would definitely order a different dish.
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