Gastown Brunch Crawl 2015

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On January 17, 2015 we presented the first crawl in a series of neighborhood brunch crawls in this 2nd year of our brunch crawl series we produced and presented with the Gastown BIA and Tourism Vancouver for their Dine Out Festival.  This event was a super success for all who attended which included locals as well as people from Bermuda, Seattle, California, Berlin and other areas. Participants had a chance to visit 8 restaurants through-out the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver and taste all sorts of dishes on this unique food crawl.

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Our registration spot was Milano Coffee on the Eastern edge of Gastown where they served up coffees and more to get everyone started on the brunch tour.

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Featured their 2 newest Gold Medal winners- Espressos- Velvet and Butter

Butter Espresso

Velvet Cortado

Accompanied by servings of lemon squares by Lemon Square.

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Down the block was Rodney’s Oyster House where they served everyone a choice of a couple of their notable brunch dishes

Smoked Salmon Croque Madam

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

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On the same block was Lily Mae’s where they served a tasting plate featuring a few different items

BBQ pork and cheese grits

Orange cardamom French toast with Chantilly cream

Beat, carrot, and ginger fresh pressed juice

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Across the street, Salida 7 served a tasting plate of Spanish tapas

Croquetta de Bacalao (salt cod), burnt orange, sherry sauce, fennel salad

Local sardine Montadito, white bean puree, pickled onion

Spanish Tortilla of roasted pepper, fingerling potato, caramelized onion, olive and spinach

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In the heart of Gastown, Jules Bistro had a wonderful pianist playing for guests, while guests were served a beautiful tasting plate featuring several of their French dishes.

Dill marinated salmon on a mini croissant

Mini spinach quiche

Cassoulet

Chocolate terrine, minted orange

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Down the street, Jamaican Blue Cold Brew Truck served their notable

Cold brew on tap (both hot and cold)

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On Cordova Street, Brioche Eatery served up a tasting plate featuring several of their dishes

Lobster and Crab Ravioli with a pesto and rose sauce

Pasta Salsiccia with tomato , garlic and pork

Eggplant Parmigiana with layers of marinara topped with Parmesan cheese

Sicilian style Ribs , marinated with Italian spices

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Lastly over on Hastings Street, Purebread Bakery offered a buffet of treats, providing all of our guests with a take-away box containing Mexican Hot Chocolate along with the opportunity to fill with the box with any or all of these treats.

Hot Mini Pudgie Pies

Hot Mini Spinach Feta Brioche

Mini Buckwheat Sour Cherry Scones

Mini Bacon Sour Cream & Chive Scone

Mini Raspberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Biscuits

Crack Bars

Chubbie Nuts

The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event.

Thank you to our photographer Michelle Hondl for capturing the brunch event so well.

Vancouver Foodster is excited to be presenting 6 brunch crawls in 6 different neighborhoods throughout this 2015 festival, see our other events here, grab your tickets and come join us.!

By: Richard Wolak