A brief Yelp search for suitable Mother's Day brunch options led me to Otello's Banquet Hall and Convention Centre in Oakville. With ample free parking spots and an acceptable price range, it wasn't hard to rule out the chaos of journeying downtown to the Ritz or Windsor Arms. Of course, its close proximity to my house also played a significant factor.
I had ventured to the largely industrial location prior to the date, scoping out the venue for the sake of determining appropriate attire and camera equipment (should I decide to commit to lugging it with me). I had first been shown the ballroom, which appeared dim and somewhat lacklustre as a brunch spot. It was nowhere comparable to the gorgeous waterfront of Spencer's, but nonetheless, I was willing to give it a try.
Perhaps it wasn't presented in nearly the same quantities as Spencer's, but the variety of dishes remained impressive. There was something for everyone, whether it be those abiding to a strict vegetarian diet or those looking to lower sodium and chlolestrol intake. The salad bar was simple, but comprised of the essential elements to construct a completely customized bowl; roasted vegetables and fresh fruit were also in abundance.
I later suggested a short stroll by the waterfront to relive satiation before heading back.