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With an invitation to a Chef’s Table at Earl’s North Vancouver, Mr. and I sampled a number of dishes from their brunch menu. Before this, I never knew that Earls has an actual brunch menu, and it never came to mind when I looked for brunch spots.

Similar to the Chef’s Table we had at the Port Coquitlam location, it was a meal for 6 and we were joined by Tila at Fat Panda, Dee at Gastrofork and their respective guest.

Food

For drinks we had two options, Mimosa or its Signature Caesar. The Mimosa was the classic combination of sparkling wine with orange juice; it wasn’t too strong in alcohol, making it a great option for women. And for the manly men, Caesar would be for you. I’m not a huge fan of the savoury taste in Caesars, but I was quite impressed to hear the long list of ingredients in Earls’ version: Red Tabasco, Green Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce, Horseradish, Onion Powder, Soy Sauce, HP Sauce, Roasted Pepper.

MimosaSignature Caesar

We got to sample 4 dishes on the brunch menu. First up, the Granola + Yogurt Parfait was quite pretty to look at, and tasty, too. It had a lot of crunchy elements from the house made flax, toasted almonds and pecans, and rolled oats. The use of fresh blueberries, along with agave syrup, gave it a sweet balance. You can control the sweetness by adding as much, or as little, agave syrup as you wish. This makes a healthy yet fun breakfast. I tend to prefer fruit yogurt and never pay much attention to plain yogurt; but now I’m inspired to create my own version of yogurt parfait for breakfast.

Granola + Yogurt Parfait

Next is a classic brunch menu item, Eggs Benny. (more…)

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Giraffe, an interesting name for a restaurant. At first I thought it’s just a random name, but then I realized this waterfront restaurant in White Rock is in fact a giraffe-themed restaurant.

Giraffe Restaurant

Giraffe Restaurant

It was a gorgeous, sunny winter morning as we arrived at Giraffe. I was surprised how busy the place was, apparently so was the server, as he seemed a bit overwhelmed. The restaurant was extra busy because it’s close to the holiday season and people were meeting up at this place – which is a good sign. Finally we were seated at a table and immediately the cute, giraffe-shaped napkin holders caught my attention, then the various giraffe paintings on the wall, and several other giraffe-related decorations throughout the restaurant…

Giraffe-shaped Napkin Holders

Giraffe-shaped Napkin Holders

Anyway, onto food.

Food

It was a classic brunch menu, with items such as Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Frittata and Hash. For brunch I usually order an Eggs Benedict, but this time around, I opted for the Frittata with Grilled Black Forest Ham (my meat fixing!) on the side. I was worried that it would be rich and heavy, but I knew it’s not the case as soon as I took the first bite. (more…)

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