Originally my friend and I were going to try Twisted Fork for brunch but we were quite turned off by the one hour wait so we headed towards Yaletown in search of another brunch option. We passed by The Flying Pig and surprisingly there was no line up! This was around 1pm. They have three locations now (Yaletown, Gastown, Mount Pleasant) so maybe their customer base is more dispersed now?
We were seated right away and served complimentary Banana Bread which was a nice surprise. The banana bread was sliced thinly and each piece was moist and full of banana flavour.
This was the Croque Madame with ham and three cheeses over sourdough bread and with two over easy eggs on top. I had a bite of this and it was rich and savoury. The eggs were nicely cooked.
The Smoked Salmon Benedict was served on the same sourdough bread with house smoked salmon, dill cream cheese and hollandaise sauce. I found the sourdough bread a bit difficult to cut through with the butter knife. Not that the bread was really hard it was just the knife didn’t work well with it. The smoked salmon was really soft in contrast and had a good smoked flavour without being salty. The greens on the side had an enjoyable acidic dressing on it and made the dish feel healthier.
Our server asked if I was okay with my eggs being medium poached and I said sure but it came out more cooked than I thought what medium would mean. It was almost soft boiled and one egg was not runny at all. Next time I’ll ask for soft poached eggs.
Finally, the third member of our party opted to order two sides instead of an entree. On the left we have the Crispy Hashbrowns “Lyonnaise” Style. I didn’t try this but it certainly looked crispy. On the right we have the Seasonal Fruit Bowl. We noted that the raspberries were very sweet and juicy!
Our brunch cravings were satisfied and maybe one day I’ll find the patience to line up for brunch at the Twisted Fork. Meanwhile you can check out my review of their dinner here.