Enroute to the late afternoon wedding, we decided to slip in a visit for brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel. With so many people and reviews putting it at the top of the best brunches in Vancouver, we had to check YEW Seafood + Bar out – I mean you can take the blogger out of London, but you’ll never quite pry the brunch crown from her tresses.
The Four Seasons Hotel decided to pay an ode to the glorious landscape just outside their Vancouver doors, and decorated in only what I can describe as wild corporate luxury. Kind of like Wolf meets Wallstreet, with a side of maple syrup. It is beautiful.
A muted palette of earth tones, kept interesting with stone and gentle turquoise sweeps.
Very Four Seasons, very Vancouver.
To go with our gleaming pot of coffee, our waiter kindly brought over a portion of taster doughnuts on the house as we looked over the seasonally changing menu (aka as I decided between their signature lobster eggs benedict and their signature lobster eggs benedict) which was an excellent start to the morning. They were just perfect – and small enough that it didn’t dent our main course.
I, unsurprisingly, chose the lobster eggs benedict for a couple of reasons – the lobster, and the eggs benedict – but mostly to see how my favourite dish fared with this twist. Served on cornbread, with a red (bell) pepper ragout, Choron Sauce (made by blending tomato purée with Béarnaise sauce) with a side of perfectly triple cooked potatoes, I fell a little bit in love, and guilty about cheating on my favourite lobster eggs bene. It was so good, I would do it all over again.
Across the table that lovely husband of mine enjoyed their ham + cheese waffle – a generous portion of shaved ham, smoked maple syrup, aged cheddar and a fried egg, all atop a huge light and fluffy savoury waffle which was cooked to perfection.
Our waiter was lovely and the room was gorgeous so we simply tarried awhile with our coffees, before setting off for the wedding ceremony with plenty of time to spare (in fact enough time to have another coffee on the beautiful waterfront of Coal Harbour.
See what I mean about that palette?
Oh, and the wolves?
One day we’ll pop back into YEW Seafood and Bar. Hopefully one day soon…
Have you ever had a brunch worth travelling for? How far would you be willing to travel for it again?