Treat Yo’ Self: Brunch at BLU Italian Grille (and a giveaway)


October 19, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

(Blogger’s note: I’m giving away a brunch for two at BLU. Read this post for more info.)

A portion of the brunch buffet at BLU.

I got the chance to celebrate brunch last week at BLU Italian Grille in the Marriott in downtown Louisville. The restaurant is promoting its new brunch concept and invited me to try it out on the house.

The brunch buffet at BLU is $22.95 per person, which puts the BLU buffet firmly in Treat Yo’ Self territory. But the upscale atmosphere, attentive wait staff and wide variety of delicious food choices are worth scrimping during the week to have a nice Sunday brunch, especially if you have some hard-to-please guests to entertain.

BLU offers a variety of dishes to satisfy urges for breakfast, lunch or both. The buffet provides a satisfying preview of what the regular BLU menu offers. Here are some of the foods that were available during my visit:

  • Omelet station
  • Egg benedict station
  • Carving station (a chef carved slices of beef at your request)
  • Antipasto platters
  • Selection of fresh fruit
  • Continental breakfast selections (yogurt, cereal, pastries, etc.)
  • Hot breakfast offerings (eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, etc.)
  • Premium entreés
  • Desserts

My first two plates at the BLU buffet.

In about an hour, I had sampled from three plates full of food (I was researching for this blog, so I absolve myself of guilt). Some of my favorite selections were the beef filet and scalloped potatoes from the entreé section of the buffet, the scrambled eggs and the fresh fruit. A slice of moist carrot cake was a good cap to my meal.

But it wasn’t just the food that made my experience at BLU enjoyable. A jazz trio played upbeat tunes throughout the afternoon. Our waitress, Mei, was never more than a step or two away with fresh coffee or cold water. These little extras made my brunch a little more classy than what I’m used to, and I’m OK with that.

BLU Italian Grille, 280 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville

Brunch buffet, $22.95 per person

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sundays


BLU would like to offer a brunch for two to one Ashlee Eats reader. Just answer the following question in the comments between now and next Thursday, 10.25.12, for your chance to win:

What is your favorite brunch food?

17 thoughts on “Treat Yo’ Self: Brunch at BLU Italian Grille (and a giveaway)

  1. reneev says:

    My ultimate favorite brunch food is the banana foster’s french toast from Ramsi’s on Bardstown Road. They have it during their Sunday brunch buffet. t is to die for! Thick bread toasted just right covered in bananas and a sweet glaze. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

  2. J Valentine says:

    My favorite brunch food is a very hearty sausage and gravy biscuit. I also love fresh made omelets they are to die for!

  3. Beth Noffsinger says:

    I think my favorite brunch lately was the biscuits and gravy and fried eggs from the Nashville Biscuit House. With some iced tea, of course.

  4. Dana says:

    My favorite brunch food is omelets. I love when places have omelet stations with lots of fresh ingredients!

  5. My favorite has always been french toast, but now I’m trying new things like omelets!

  6. Kristen says:

    My very favorite brunch food is Eggs Benedict. It is the standard by which I judge all brunch places.

  7. Stacy says:

    I’m more of a nice waffle kind of girl with just the right amount of butter. Syrup must be heated 🙂

  8. shanna says:

    My favorite brunch food is definitely eggs benedict!

  9. Allie says:

    My favorite brunch food is waffles with fresh fruit but I would love it if more establishments would serve a vegetarian biscuits and gravy. YUM!!

  10. Autumn J. says:

    So.. Not to be a fatty, but my favorite brunch food is/are the dessert!!!! Cakes and pies and pastries, OH MY!!! Thanks for hipping me to a new brunch spot! Free giveaway or not, I will definitely be in the building!!!

  11. Robin says:

    Eggs! I love eggs any way!

  12. glenn says:

    You can never go wrong with a big ol’ stack of pancakes.

  13. Omelets and some sort of potatoes.

  14. Charity says:

    My favorite Brunch food is Shrimp and Grits…the grits make it feel like breakfast, but the shrimp feels more lunchy. However, I also love a good Belgian Waffle!

  15. Kara Lewis says:

    Biscuits and gravy! Oh, and cheese grits! French toast! Make-your-own-waffles! (I may or may not have a carbohydrates problem.)

  16. Linda says:

    I’m on the omelets-station wagon. YUM. Or wait… anything with a tortilla and eggs.

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