On January 19, 2014 we presented our first ever Brunch Crawl which was also the first ever event we produced and presented with the West End BIA and Tourism Vancouver for their Dine Out Festival. This new event was a super success for all who attended which included locals as well as people from Hawaii, Calgary, Seattle, Victoria and Kelowna. Participants had a chance to visit 8 restaurants through-out the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver and taste all sorts of dishes on this unique food crawl.
Prior to the crawl, they kicked off the event with a mimosa in hand at Marquis Wine Cellars.
Just Juice offered guests a choice of one of their organic cold-pressed juices or an organic wholefood smoothie from the selection.
ORGANIC COLD-PRESSED JUICE
The Green Thumb – Kale, Spinach, Celery, Cucumber, ginger, lemon, Apple, Coconut water
Pink Lady – Pineapple, Pear, Beet, Ginger, Muddled Raspberries
ORGANIC WHOLEFOOD SMOOTHIES
Think Bigger – Kale, Spinach, Avocado, Banana, Pineapple, Orange, Lime, Ginger, and Coconut water
Blue-ish Coconut – Blueberries, Avocado, Banana, Spirulina, Lime, Coconut, Coconut oil, and Coconut water.
Milestones served a couple of tasting plates of dishes, along with a fruit salad and a belini and raspberry mimosa.
Milestone’s Signature Prime Rib Hash – Thinly sliced AAA Prime Rib, bell pepper’s, sweet onion, roasted corn and potatoes in our specialty hash seasoning. Topped with a poached egg and in house made hollandaise.
Bite size Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes– Served with warm strawberry infused syrup, vanilla whip and fresh mint.
Fruit Salad – a big bowl for guests to scoop themselves.
A Belini and a Raspberry Mimosa
Down the street, Central Bistro served a tasting plate of 3 dishes.
Grilled vegetable and Okanagan goat cheese sandwich on spelt bread.
Mini homemade Quiche of the day.
Vanilla Yoghurt Granola Parfait with fresh fruit compote and whipped cream.
Seventeen 89 Restaurant seated everyone at a large communal table.
Montecristo French Toast with House Smoked Bacon Maple Syrup
Buckstop served one of their brunch sandwiches on wooden slabs.
Brisket, Cheddar and Egg Sandwich on sourdough with smoked pepper aioli.
Le Parisien served a tasting plate of 3 dishes.
Fritatta ‘A La Provençale’
Beef Shortrib Poutine
De Dutch Pannekoek House served a savoury or sweet choice of their Pannekoeken along with some beverages.
Strawberry and whip cream Pannekoeken
De bakon and cheese Pannekoeken
WE Coffee offered a selection of their coffees from the espresso bar.
8 oz Traditional Latte / Cappuccino
8 oz Mochachino
The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event.
Thank you to our photographer Alvin Lee for capturing the brunch event so well (see more of his photos here).
See more photos here from Kelly Marion.
See even more photos here from Dianne Chow.
By: Richard Wolak