Jenkins and I happened to be in Kerrisdale doing some shopping one day and decided to stop for lunch at Avenue Grill. Avenue Grill has been quite a mainstay in Kerrisdale for a while…I remember even stopping there for lunch during my high school days with my friends. We had received a gift certificate for Avenue Grill from my uncle and since both Jenkins and I prefer their lunch over dinner, we decided to stop in around brunch/lunch time.
Jenkins ordered the fresh orange juice. He liked that it was freshly squeezed but it was smaller than he had expected.
Since it was still before lunch in my books, I decided to order a cappuccino. The milk foam was nice and frothy, which I enjoyed.
Jenkins ordered the East Coast Club Sandwich, which was a typical club sandwich with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, herb-crusted chicken, and bacon. I liked the crispiness of the bacon and it added a nice touch of saltiness to the sandwich. The sandwich also came with a small side of mixed green salad in a vinaigrette dressing. I always prefer vinaigrettes over creamy dressing and this salad was done quite nicely.
I picked the counterpart of Jenkins’ choice with the West Coast Club Sandwich. My version came with smoked salmon, shrimp, and avocado rather than the cheese, bacon, and chicken. I actually liked the West Coast version more than the East Coast version. The smoked salmon and shrimp went very well with the creamy avocado and it was a unique spin on a regular club sandwich.
Taste-wise, I thought both sandwiches were quite well done but I would have liked the toast to be more crunchy. By the time we were served, the toast was not so crisp and I wasn’t sure if it was due to not enough toasting of the sandwiches were sitting out too long before they were served. There also looked to be quite a variety of dishes for brunch and I wouldn’t mind giving that a try sometime.
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