Headline »

July 19, 2014 – 9:13 am |

When someone asks for recommendations for fine dining in Vancouver, or a carefully crafted cocktail, more often than not, the award winning Chambar Restaurant in Gastown makes the list.

Read the full story »
Events & Lifestyle

Find out about upcoming events in Vancouver. Also, local stay-cations and getaways from the city.

Fashion & Retail

Fashion and accessory trends from runway to retail. Interviews with local designers and features on retail boutiques.

Beauty & Skincare

Beauty, skincare, fragrance and hair. Product reviews, beauty events and features on local salons.

Food & Drink

Local restaurant and cafe features and reviews. Dining deals and events. Also featuring the MMV weekend brunch series.

Health & Wellness

Healthy living with a Westcoast lifestyle from yoga to snowshoeing. Fitness with a social aspect. Also healthy eating.

Home » Featured, Food & Drink

Weekend Brunch Series – Hidden Restaurant (433 Robson Street)

Submitted by on January 6, 2012 – 3:00 pmOne Comment |

Modern Mix Vancouver Weekend Brunch Series - If you’re a foodie on a budget, going for brunch on the weekend is a great way to check out a restaurant without breaking the bank.

As I have previously written on Modern Mix Vancouver, Hidden Restaurant  is located on the second floor inside the Westin Grand Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Every time I have gone there for a meal, I have been impressed by their extensive menu pairing and excellent service – going there for brunch was no different!

Our meal started off with complementary breakfast pastries – a raspberry crown, a maple syrup plait and a cinnamon swirl.  (By the way, my pasty names could be totally off, I found this image off Google and matched ‘em up).

I noticed that many of the breakfast and brunch menu items have a slight flavour twist to them.  For example, the Buttermilk and Lemon Waffle ($16) were made with lavender butter, which is a unique butter pairing, or the Mexicana Benedict ($16) which was topped with a chili-lime hollandaise.  I ended up ordering the Frenchie’s Breakfast Poutine ($15) which consists of two poached eggs served over roasted potato hash, little qualicum cheesery curds and topped with hollandaise.  I liked how the hearty serving of fresh cut potatoes was the focus of this meal – often in breakfast dishes, hash-browns are off to the side.

My friend ordered the Sausage Split ($19), which is a breakfast spin off from a banana split, consisting of three poached eggs on hash browns stuffed between a roasted toulouse sausage and finished with a sweet pepper relish.

We also ordered coffee, and our server was thoughtful enough to put our last complementary refill in a disposable cup so we could keep the coffee with us while walking around downtown.  Not too many places would offer to do that – I think other breakfast restaurants have a lesson to learn from this!

Lastly, if you are a local resident of Vancouver, you get 25% off your bill for breakfast & brunch at Hidden Vancouver!

Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge on Urbanspoon

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

One Comment »

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also Comments Feed via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.