Make no mistake about it: Furry and I love, in this order, each other, our furkids, and wonderful food. Sadly, the Zali Lama and Simone were not able to accompany us as we journeyed recently to The Tower Room, Memphis's newest and tastiest place to have Sunday Brunch. Our new best friend, Wade Hartsfield, has been catering fabulous events for some time and decided that it would be great to use the top floor of Clark Tower as a restaurant, but only on Sunday for brunch. We visited back in November during their soft opening and were blown completely away by their fantastic food, attentive service, and warm, friendly atmosphere.
And, omg, the view of Memphis from this place is unmatched.
It turns out to be true: We DO live in an oak forest!
Here we are, having a wonderful time, wishing you were here with us. Our waiter, Michael, was kind enough to take this for us.
But sincee it's not all about us (though it probably really should be), let's talk about the food. There is an individual table for starters, where you will find the grilled and smoked artichokes, which are nothing short of amazing....probably the best thing on this delicious menu. There were also marinated mushrooms and grilled asparagus, and mesclun salad with dried apricots, walnuts, and cranberries. You could make a complete meal and never leave the salad table, but you must resist this temptation.
In the distance, far left, is the waffle-making station. He made mine with chocolate chips in the batter, covered with strawberries and topped with whipped cream. It was the best I have ever eaten. And your waiter brings it, and your omelet, to your table when it is ready. That won't be happening at The Peabody.
Here is a closeup of the carving station...
where you get your prime rib (truth be told, we went off our no-red-meat high horse and had a small slice....very, very tasty). Hidden under the covers are shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, eggs, and sausage patties.They also have a station where a lovely chef makes a perfectly-cooked French omelet, so thin and scrumptious. However, I was busy drooling and forgot to get the shot.
For dessert we had strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, bread pudding with rum sauce, chocolate mousse cake, and carrot cake. It was a feast fit for the Furry Godmother.Wade even took Angela's suggestions at the soft opening and now provides black napkins and fresh silverware with each course. Purr-fect in every way.
We were once huge fans of The Peabody for holiday brunches, but now have seen the light and the realm of possibilites. The truth be told, we waited until the Sunday after Christmas to have our Christmas Brunch, because they were closed on Christmas Day. People who provide such wonderful fare definitely merit the day off, and we were glad we waited. I have no reservations as I encourage you to call 901-767-8776 for reservations. You owe it to yourself; make your day! Thanks to Furry for letting me hijack her bully pulpit.