Every year the Ritz Carlton Naples does a fabulous Christmas brunch which has become a family tradition. It’s nice to be home for the holidays this year since I’m usually out of town dancing. Justin came with us as part of my gift to him and I’m so happy he was there. The Ritz was transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland with a buffet that is UNREAL. Seafood is always a favorite. I had sushi, barbecued eel, shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque and seaweed salad. Next up was an awesome caesar salad and a bunch of cute salads in little jars, the best of which was a Florida citrus salad with tarragon. There was a huge room of hot food where I tried the scallops, shrimp, stuffing, risotto, and root veggies. The champagne was flowing all morning and they had the best bellinis.
Perfect for kids, the Ritz had a giant gingerbread house and a children’s buffet which apparently had a minion theme this year. There was literally a giant minion walking around! haha On top of all that, Santa hangs out by the dessert area (smart guy). Dessert is the prettiest part of the entire brunch and I think we may have tried everything between the four of us. I think the most delish was this dark chocolate bread pudding with Jack Daniel’s sauce. OMG. Before we left, Justin spotted some mini Popes made out of chocolate that were meant to be decorative and just HAD to have one. Totally going to hell for this, but he seriously asked a hesitant waiter if he could take one. Crazy kid. In addition to the Pope, we left with some adorable desserts all boxed up and ready to go with love from Santa.
I’ll post about some fun Christmas gifts soon. Justin and I did our exchange and part of it was some fab Kendra Scott jewelry that I had been eyeing for months. Happy Holidays.