All posts tagged: Edmonton River Valley

Five Reasons to Brunch at Dogwood Cafe at Victoria

It is no secret that I like to brunch at the Dogwood Cafe located in the clubhouse of the Victoria Golf Course. My friend Linda (@lindork) teases me that ‘I love that place’ every time I rave about it – but I think she is just jealous she doesn’t have a neighbour gem like Dogwood so close to her house.  As a resident in Oliver, I absolutely love being able to walk down the hill, or when the weather agrees, get in a quick cross-country ski loop or two on the Victoria Golf Course, before enjoying a relaxing brunch at the Dogwood Cafe. During the winter season, anytime someone asks me for a recommendation for brunch in the downtown area I always list Dogwood Cafe in my top three options. Here are five reasons you should brunch at The Dogwood Cafe. 1.  À la carte Saturdays or buffet brunch on Sunday This winter season, chef Brad Lazarenko decided to switch things up by offering an à la carte brunch from 9am-2pm on Saturdays and Sunday brunch buffet from 10am-2pm. While the Eggs …

Sunday Brunch at The Royal Glenora Club

A new addition to the Sunday brunch scene in Edmonton is the Royal Glenora Club. Since Chef Steve Buzak took over as executive chef of the private member club, the door for non-members has slowly been opening to a number of social and dining events at the river-valley venue. I had the pleasure of working with Chef Buzak when he hosted a Swine & Dine for Alberta Pork back in March at the RGC. Chef Buzak invited me to check out their new brunch – open to members and non Royal Glenora Club members by reservation- but only until Father’s Day. The Spaniard and I visited the RGC for brunch this past Sunday where four seatings were available: 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm. We were seated in one of the upstairs ballrooms with a window view of the river and asked what we would like to drink. The Spaniard opted for a latte and apple juice while I couldn’t turn down the offer of a mimosa. Knowing that I am celiac, sous chef Pawanjit Singh greeted us at …