Photo: JCB Wines


The Ritz has this great Second Sunday Brunch. Endless seafood, rack of lamb, eggs benedict, house smoked salmon and much, much more. In the mood to relax and eat well, Chef Michael Rotondo’s creations will not disappoint.


This is my new Sunday monthly treat. After the first Sunday Brunch and while forgiving myself for my level of child-like gluttony, I wanted to curl up and take a nap. On my way out the door, I noticed a small room, used to be the bell luggage overflow room.

To my delight and surprise there was a new JCB Wine Tasting Lounge. As soon as my feet hit the threshold Gina Downing welcomed me warmly. It happened to be “Sunday Funday” in the lounge. Needless to say, I curled up with a fabulous Baccarat crystal glass of Rose’ No. 8 and had found my home away from home. The lounge was so relaxing after a fulfilling meal; I even slipped into a catnap. I am hoping this was the one time I did not snore!