RE: Breakfast around the world
Paris: baguette with butter and marmalade, yogurt, fresh fruit, granola, cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, juices, and fantastic coffee - all included with your hotel room.
Rio: cold cuts and cheeses served at room temperature, exotic juices, fresh breads and pastries, omelettes and uncured bacon and sausage - all included with your hotel room.
La Paz: maraqueta (a small baguette) with butter and local fresh liverwurst, saltenas (fist-sized sweetish pastries filled with pork, chicken, beef- and their juices - plus finely diced potatos, a black olive, and a quail egg). If every American was given one "sample saltena" a 1,000 unit chain of Saltenarias would spring up almost overnight!
New York: the brunch buffet at the Palm Court of The Plaza, 5th & CPS in the capital of the world. This was $60/pp back in the '90's and was worth every cent. They opened up their lesser ballroom that adjoins the Palm Court and offered caviar, all vatieties of exotic (to this Presbyterian hick) smoked fish and meats, super colossal cocktail shrimp, etc. all set among ten or so beautiful ice sculptures. It did not go with our room, but having a room put you at the head of the line (one time wifey and I were put in ahead of Sam Waterston!). The Plaza recently reopened but I note sadly that Brunch is presently a la carte.