Review: Weekend Brunch at Twisted Fork Bistro

by gigi on October 3, 2010

On one rare Sunday morning, both Jenkins and I were up pretty early so we decided to take advantage of this special occasion by going out for brunch. :) It was actually fairly early in the morning (at least for us) and since it was close by, Jenkins and I ended up milling outside Twisted Fork Bistro, waiting for it to open at 10AM. We didn’t have to wait long before they let us inside and we ended up snagging a nice table right by the window.

After we ordered some French press coffee, Jenkins and I quickly discussed what we should order.

Twisted Fork Bistro

My apologies for this somewhat ravaged looking picture but I was in such a hurry to eat, I didn’t realize that I forgot to take a picture until I finished half my dish! Yikes! It may be a bit difficult to tell from the picture but I had the Eggs Benny with Chorizo. The eggs were perfectly poached and runny, resting on top of some brioche and generously doused in Hollandaise sauce. The chorizo was only cut in half rather than sliced in small pieces so it was actually quite juicy and added a hint of spiciness to the rich eggs and sauce. Accompanying the eggs was some sauteed spinach, rosti (potato patties), and baked beans. The rosti were slightly burnt but I didn’t mind because I liked the additional roasted flavour that provided. The spinach and beans were actually quite heavy so I only ended up picking at them because I was pretty full from my eggs benny and the pieces of French toast that Jenkins gave me.

Twisted Fork Bistro

Jenking chose the French Toast, which was another pretty decadent dish as the toast was actually brioche and it was stuffed with bananas. In addition, you can also see in the picture below that there was a healthy dollop of maple syrup whipped cream. Jenkins isn’t a huge fan of whipped cream in general so he brushed most of it aside but I can vouch for its tastiness. :) The brioche was nice and crispy on the outside and the banana stuffing inside added a nice layer of flavour.

Twisted Fork Bistro

All of Twisted Fork’s brunch items cost $11 and I think this was pretty reasonable for what we got, both in terms of quality and quantity. Jenkins and I walked away quite full and satisfied with what we ordered. :) I liked how all of the brunch items on the menus put a unique spin on traditional items and there are definitely other items that piqued my interest. Service was friendly and prompt although there was a bit of a wait for our food. We didn’t really mind though because I think all the orders went from other customers went in at the same time and our server was really good about making sure our waters and coffees were topped up.

Details:
1147 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-568-0749

Summary:
Food: [rating:4]
Service: [rating:3.5]
Price: $$

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