How Do You Like Your Brunch?

How do you like your brunch?

I fell in love with brunch all over again this weekend.

In the process, I also uncovered another rare gem in the beautiful Hudson Valley. It’s a place that makes you feel like you were whisked away to an elegant estate in the hills of Tuscany only to be surrounded by gorgeous views, impeccable decor, and fed some unbelievably delicious food.

I’m talking about the Glenmere Mansion, a Tuscan-style hideaway in Chester, NY that overlooks rolling hills and beautiful Glenmere Lake. A former country home sitting on 150 acres, The Mansion is now a top-rated boutique hotel that has received glowing reviews from Forbes and other respected publications.

I visited the villa with a friend on a chilly, Sunday afternoon. We were welcomed by the stunning view of the Mansion’s grand entrance…

Glenmere Mansion Main Entrance

The Glenmere Mansion

Glenmere Mansion

Next, we entered the warm lobby where the friendly staff greets you, takes your coat, and leads you to the Living Room.

Glenmere Mansion Main Lobby

The Living Room

The Living Room is home to plush couches and a self-playing Grand Piano.

The Supper Room

This is the lovely Supper Room, where we sat down for Glenmere’s Champagne Brunch.

Duck Confit and Potato Hash

First Course: Duck Confit and Potato Hash

This was simply AMAZING.

Sicilian Lamb Meatballs

First Course: Sicilian Lamb Meatballs

Lobster Benedict

Second Course: Lobster Benedict

Yes, it tasted as good as it looks. My favorite part was that rather than an English Muffin, the eggs were served on a mini Toasted Brioche.

Lobster Benedict and Bloody Mary

Drink of choice: Bloody Mary. Made with a homemade mix and some horseradish, it was just perfect.

Grilled Skirt Steak and Sunny Side Eggs

Second Course: Grilled Skirt Steak and Sunny Side Eggs

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Third Course: Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Another shot of the delicious-ness. Look at those raspberries!

Dessert Special

Third Course: The Dessert Special

Chocolate goodness with bananas.

Walking the Grounds of Glenmere

After brunch, we took to the grounds to explore for a bit…

Hudson Valley Sunset

…just in time for a gorgeous sunset!

Sunset and Lakeviews

The hills and sunset over Glenmere Lake.

Glenmere Lake

Glenmere Lake

Strolling around Glenmere Mansion

Just as my fingertips were starting to tingle, we made our way to the other side of the Mansion and took a look at the pool area – a place that I’m sure is perfect during the summer season.

Glenmere Mansion

I could definitely hang here once July rolls around. Guess I’ll just have to come back : )

What areas did you explore this weekend?

10 thoughts

  1. Absolutely stunning photos, Natz! lol…Can I call you Natz? Brunch is one of my favourite things to do on the weekends especially when it involves liquor.;) Those Sicilian Lamb meatballs, the Lobster Benedict, and the chocolate banana dessert…. delish! I love all the photos of the mansion as well. Thanks for sharing!


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