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.
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.
Featured their 2 newest Gold Medal winners- Espressos- Velvet and Butter
Accompanied by servings of lemon squares by Lemon Square.
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
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
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
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
Chocolate terrine, minted orange
Down the street, Jamaican Blue Cold Brew Truck served their notable
Cold brew on tap (both hot and cold)
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
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
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