Brunch is perhaps the most satisfying meal of the week. And, when preceded by the word Sunday, it is even better!
Sunday Brunch at Casa Gangotena has become a tradition in Quito. This meal, which has its origins steeped in the lavish, mid-morning feasts of 19th century Britain, may not feature the standard fare of old, but it certainly doesn’t lack for the variety and delicacies of the original. In fact, at Casa Gangotena, our Sunday Brunch buffet is a celebration of local- and internationally-inspired cuisine; an experience limited only by the imagination, and perhaps one’s appetite.
Casa Gangotena’s remarkable location, in the heart of Quito’s Old Town, is full of the same unique charm that surrounds this beautiful 1920s mansion-turned-luxury-boutique-hotel, remodeled and restored in the spirit of its original Art Deco-style interiors and European-influenced design.
The restaurant at Casa Gangotena is itself a simple and spectacular space, full of light, high ceilings, and a straightforward elegance that is both warm, invigorating, and inviting.
Upon entering the dining room, one is greeted by a set of carefully prepared buffet tables with numerous options to satisfy any appetite. A spread featuring artisanal cheeses, cold cuts, smoked salmon, and quiche, complemented by greens, vegetables, and other salad offerings provides guests with a healthy and stylish starting point.
Similarly, aficionados of grains, yogurt, cereals, dried fruits, and nuts will not be at a loss for options, especially once they spot the individually prepared jars of varying parfaits. An attractive collection of slices, rolls, and multigrain breads can be found just to one side of this spread.
While seated at your table, a server will offer you coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and juice. For those seeking something a little stronger, our selection of Signature cocktails may just pique their interest. Incidentally, the cocktail menu features three different types of mimosas, including one inspired by Gala apples and another that celebrates the combination of cantaloupe, pineapple shrub, and celery. Included in the price of the buffet are unlimited sangrias.
The best part of brunch for many is the eggs, prepared just as they like them. Your server can offer you a number of options, in case you’re undecided, though they may just egg you on to try the eggs Benedict. Topped with delicious slices of salmon, these are truly worth experiencing.
There are a couple of other buffet tables very much worth pointing out. One of these features a selection of more locally-inspired options served from exquisite silver chafing dishes. Here you may find traditional Ecuadorian meals like seco de chivo or fritada, along with two different styles of ceviche: one traditional, and another coastal, which incorporates a peanut base. If you haven’t tried one or the other, this is your opportunity!
Finally, a table stacked with numerous dessert bites provides just the right amount of sweet to satisfy any craving. Think of it as the perfect punctuation at the end of a delicious and memorable Sunday brunch.
Brunch is available every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $39 per person, which includes unlimited sangria. Valet parking is available for the low cost of $3.