Not only does Ensemble Tap and Dale MacKay serve up a kick butt lunch and dinner but now he’s taking it one step further by offering up weekend brunch!
I was invited by the Ensemble Tap team to check out the new brunch menu on the inaugural weekend and I couldn’t have been happier to oblige so I brought @MaryInVancity along with me, the menu is varied with benny’s and other egg dishes, pancakes, a couple burgers and classics like steak and eggs, so without further a due~let’s brunch!
We started off with some a couple of cups of Casa Del Cafe coffee, it was a nice medium roast and our cups were kept topped up through out our meal. Also we checked out the guava mimosa, price at $6 each it’s a great value and a nice twist with the guava juice instead of the traditional orange juice.
I went with the Crispy Bacon Pancakes with Maple Butter and Caramelized Apples for $11. These aren’t your mom’s pancakes, they were light and fluffy and the bacon that is mixed into the batter was a perfect touch~bacon and maple in every bite! The caramelized apple topping served on the side was a nice touch and worked well with all the flavors.
Mary chose the Brisket Benny, two poached eggs, hollandaise, home fries
and mixed greens for $13. The sign of a perfectly cooked egg is this:
perfect runny yolks on the eggs is what is prized in this dish and it sure didn’t disappoint, the hollandaise sauce was tangy and rich so if you get this bad boy make sure to order some toast so wipe up all that yummy egg goodness! The brisket is more like a Jewish braised brisket so when you bite in think of the flavor of Montreal Smoked Meat and not Texas BBQ.
We had a great time dining on the great brunch creations on the menu at Ensemble Tap and I’m already looking forward to my next meal~they have a pulled pork, baked bean and poached egg dish that sounds delish so if you’re looking for something new or different from your regular brunch spot be sure to check out Ensemble Tap’s weekend Brunch from 11am-2pm and get your eat on!
**Disclosure~Myself and Mary were guests of Ensemble Tap and our meals and drinks were courtesy of Ensemble Tap but or experience and opinions are completely our own.**