Brunch Cruise at the Odyssey

Or – I’m On a Boat Again!

After being on the Odyssey for dinner last Friday, I was very lucky to be onboard again on Sunday, but this time for a brunch cruise. I was picked as one of fifteen Boston Brunchers to enjoy the brunch buffet. We were allowed to bring a guest and since my mom is visiting me, I brought her as my date. Brunch is one of my very favorite things to do during weekends, and our brunch experience at the Odyssey was really fun.

Here’s a photo recap:

while Friday night's cruise had gray views of Boston, our view during Sunday brunch was GORGEOUS

and did I mention there was a chocolate fountain?

The Odyssey had both brunch and lunch food items, but I ate mostly the brunch foods (these skillet potatoes were consumed with bacon and eggs)

there were french toast and waffles, but I didn't get to try them

because I wanted to save room for dessert

Dessert at brunch? Don’t mind if I do. Look at that red velvet cake. Look at the bottom two layers. There is a thin chocolate ganache layer in between the cake and the icing. Genius.

we were all very happy at the cruise

we went up the deck after eating to soak up the sun and ogle the views (that's the Boston Harbor Islands)

where my mom wanted to take multiple pictures of me :p

oh look another dessert spread

oh and cheese, lots of cheese

it was really nice spending a couple of hours on the water

my mom and I had a great time!

thanks again to Boston Brunchers for hosting the fabulous brunch at the Odyssey

Do you eat dessert with brunch? Have you ever had red velvet cake with chocolate in between the layers?


23 Responses to “Brunch Cruise at the Odyssey”

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    Daisy posted August 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

    love the intagram full post (or i think you might have a different app? but you know what i mean!) it was so great to meet your mom. adorable pic of you and her on the stern w/ the city in the background!

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      Bianca Garcia posted August 4, 2011 at 10:48 am

      Hi Daisy, I have both Instagram and Hipstamatic but yup, those are all Instagram pics. As you know, it’s addicting!

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    Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} posted August 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

    So glad your mom was able to join us too! And glad the red velvet made the cruise….and I agree….brunch is ALWAYS better :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted August 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

    That looks like so much fun and the red velvet cake sounds incredible!

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      Bianca Garcia posted August 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Lauren – it was! I’ve never had red velvet cake with chocolate in between the layers before. Extra chocolate is always a good thing, right? ;)

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted August 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

    So cute you brought your mom!! Looks like an awesome weekend :)

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    Megan posted August 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Oh you’re good—I had BOTH french toast AND red velvet cake ;) ;) Glad you and your mom had a great time–Adorable pics of you two!!

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      Bianca Garcia posted August 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Megan, I passed on the french toast because I had um, 6 pieces of bacon. haha. So nice seeing you there!

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    Elizabeth posted August 4, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Love your pictures! Any day that involves chocolate cake, beautiful weather and cruising the harbor is a-ok with me! :)

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    Megan posted August 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I wish I had gotten a whole piece of that red velvet cake and skipped the rest of brunch. That chocolate layer was so good!

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    Alaina posted August 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Oh how fun! I love brunch! And boats. What a great combination. I need to scour out the Boston Brunchers! I would love to join up sometime. :-)

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    Lauren posted August 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Pretty sure I would gain 20 pounds on a cruise!

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    Rachel @Healthy_Chicks posted August 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    How fun! You and your mom look like you had a wonderful time together – with some delicious food too. Glad you were able to spend your time brunchin’ on a boat. Doesn’t get much better than that ; )

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    Heather posted August 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    What a fun day! That’s awesome you got to spend it with your Mom. I don’t normally get dessert at brunch but whereas I’m normally a savory breakfast type person, for sone reason sweet breakfast items always sound better at brunch. P.S. That Red Velvet cake looks amazing!

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    Michelle posted August 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I normally don’t get dessert at brunch but I totally did a few weeks ago when I was super hungover at Elephant Walk!

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    Elizabeth posted August 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Gorgeous photos! This looked like such a fun morning!

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    Simply Life posted August 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Oh looks like such a fun time!

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    Rachel Cossar posted August 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Nice post Bianca! I love the look of your photos:) It was great to meet you in person and to meet your mother, I hope to see you again soon…and may lots of chocolate be involved!

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    nicole @ Making Good Choices posted August 5, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Chocolate fountain? yum! Love your instagram pictures too, I’m also obsessed!

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    ashleigh posted August 5, 2011 at 10:57 am

    That looks like the ultimate fun brunch! So many delicious foods and gorgeous views

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    Deborah posted August 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Yes, I’d gladly take a huge slice of that red velvet cake!

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    MelissaNibbles posted August 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Looks like a fun time! It’s so sweet that you brought your mom.

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    Joanne posted August 6, 2011 at 5:54 am

    So it seems like brunch was better than dinner, then?

    I would eat dessert at brunch if I had that red velvet cake sitting in front of me!

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