Fellow blogger C and I met up for brunch this past Sunday. I think she had wanted to try Vero Bistro but being on a meatless diet I wasn’t interested in their vegetarian brunch choices so we decided to meet here at the Brasserie. She has been here for brunch before whereas I was here for dinner not too long ago.
Here’s what we ordered today:
Duck Confit Omelet – $16.00
This was C’s order. My plan was to persuade her to order the breakfast poutine so I can just mooch off of her (muahahahaha) but she decided that it was too calorie-dense and wanted something healthier. I tried a small piece of the omelet and it was done very nicely. My toddler and I ate quite a few of the potato crisps and although they were a tad salty, I really liked them. C thought this was a good dish.
Brasserie French Toast – $13.00
This was my order. I was not happy with the bread that they chose for the French Toast. I expect French Toast to be soft, fluffy and somewhat spongy, but these were completely opposite of that. Maybe this is the French way to make it – I do not know. I only know that I was not satisfied and for the price, this was not good value. If I had known what this dish was like beforehand, I would not have ordered it.
Foie Gras Caramel & Sea Salt Ice Cream – $9.00
Menu shows $9.00 but I realized after the fact that I was charged $10.00 on my bill. Regardless, nothing I can do about it now. This was a fabulous dessert – the crepe was cook perfectly and not weird spongy like some of the other crepe places. The caramel sauce had very rich caramel flavors and not sickeningly sweet. The star had to be the ice cream – it was a mix of savory and sweet, and very rich. It kind of tasted like foie gras and kind of not – I suppose just a hint of it? C is in a healthy kick and wouldn’t try some and my toddler and I had no trouble gobbling it up!
I still like the Brasserie and can’t wait to try their other items, but I would definitely not give the French Toast a second-go. I enjoyed getting to know C a bit more during this brunch and can’t wait for the next outing again!