Cuisine: West Coast/Pacfic Northwest/French
Last visited: June 6, 09
Area: Vancouver – Downtown
1661 Granville Street
Price Range: $20-301: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
- Great view, contemporary and posh decor and furniture (futuristic/space-like/groovy feel)
- Relaxed atmosphere
- Creative dishes – West coast flavours, seasonal menus
- Housemade gelato & sorbets (seasonal/changing flavours)
- Complimentary mini scone with raspberry jam & hot chocolate for brunch starter
- Live Jazz music for Sunday brunch
- Free parking
- Okanagan Apple & Pear Fritters with maple yogurt 4/6
- I liked this as a dessert. It had a cinnamon sugar sprinkle and a light batter which was nice, so I felt as though I was actually eating apples and pears rather than just batter. The yogurt was a nice complimen t too. Great presentation.
- Smoked salmon benedict 5/6
- This was really nice. The eggs were poached to a medium, if I was dining alone I would have requested it to be a bit slighter on the undercooked side. It came with a side salad.
- **Dungeness crab benedict 6/6
- This was one of my favourites. You get a nice amount of crab for what you pay for. A gourmet benedict
- Brie & Black Truffle Omelette 2/6
- Nothing too spectacular. I probably wouldn’t order it again, although there was nothing wrong with it. Lacked a bit of flavour or felt like something was missing with the texture.
- **Brioche French toast 6/6
- This was another favourite! Brioche French toast served with caramelized pear wedges. A nice amount of pecans pieces – not crumbs – served on top! The maple butter and syrup was a great touch. Very rich and very moist. We enjoyed this as a dessert. Loved the texture of soft brioche with crunchy pecans. I think it would have been extra tasty is they spiced the pecans with one or two seasonings just to add another dimension in flavour.
- Tomato & red pepper frittata 2/6
- Good, but there’s better on the menu. It came with a lentil and chick pea stew – tomato based stew. The stew was meh…but was a unique side to the frittata.
- Standard, nice and refreshing with the fritters.
- Mint Syrup
- Nice complement to the fruit salad.
- Chocolate souffle 4/6
- This isn’t on the menu for the summer though. They replaced it with a flourless chocolate cake. This chocolate souffle was coked halfway so the inside was still gooey and lava like. Very rich and moist. It was served with a coconut gelato, which is a must otherwise its hard to finish it alone…it’s really decadent.
- Frozen orange mousse 5/6
- Sorbets: They change all the time. Made in house too. About 7 flavours at a time. We had their red current (which was the fav), the pink grapefruit, and green apple. All were good, and REAL fruit flavoured!