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On one of the weekends in November, Collin and I planned to have brunch. He said he wanted to eat pancake, but I didn’t want to go to the German pancake place. Instead, I was thinking where to go, while we were walking towards Gastown.

Eventually, I got an idea, The Flying Pig. I have been to the other location in Yaletown and have heard about this second location. As he hadn’t tried this restaurant, he agreed to walk in. Luckily, we were able to get seats without a reservation. There are seats upstairs as well and bar at downstairs.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

Coffee

Coffee at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at The Flying Pig in Gastown

This is a bad presentation, but it’s not our fault. I took a pic before we ate, and it was served as it looks. The bread was moist, though. I believe it was banana bread.

Chef Erik’s Croque Madame
(Sourdough, 3 Cheeses, Ham, Over Easy Eggs)

Chef Erik's Croque Madame at The Flying Pig in Gastown

The presentation was a little bit boring, but Collin said the taste was fine. He preferred the one he had somewhere else, but I can’t remember where he referred to.

French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote
(Thick cut Brioche, Butter and Blueberries)

French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote at The Flying Pig in Gastown

This looks good, doesn’t it? The meal was huge! There were two slices of thick brioche, so I gave him some.

Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl
(Market Fresh)

Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I didn’t know how my French toast looked like and wanted to have some vitamin C, because I had been sick on and off, so I ordered this side dish. There were strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, and melon. It was quite a quantity as a side, and I also asked him to have some.

We were satisfied with both their service and food. We would come back in the next occasion.

Here is a view from the upstairs in the restaurant.

The Flying Pig in Gastown

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The Flying Pig

Address: 102 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Abbott Street)
TEL: 604-559-7968
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FlyingPigVan
Urbanspoon: page
*Reservation accepted only for lunch and brunch.

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 0:00

Menu

Brunch Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown Brunch Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Price Note
– Coffee $3.25
– Chef Erik’s Croque Madame $13.00
– French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote $11.00
– Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl $4.00

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When all events seemed to be done by the middle of February, I asked Collin where he wanted to go for brunch on weekend. His answer was De Dutch. Really? I wanted to go somewhere new, but oh well. I can go if he really wants to go there so much.

De Dutch Pannekoek House is in a few places in Vancouver, and the place we went was close to Canada Place in Coal Harbour.

Coffee

Coffee at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver Convention Centre

Collin’s choice, Pannekoek Boer’s (Farmer’s) (#8)
(Hash Browns, Ham, DeBakon, Bratwurst, Eggs and Hollandaise)

Pannekoek Boer's (Farmer's) (#8) at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver Convention Centre

My choice, French Toast Canuck Toast
(Eggs and DeBakon)

French Toast Canuck Toast at De Dutch Pannekoek House in Vancouver Convention Centre

I couldn’t finish the toast. I mean, three slices of bread for myself is too much, which I should have realized that by now. 😛

Note that the service this time was horrible. No drink order taken for 10 min, and no checking for food quality or coffee refill. The restaurant wasn’t busy to me at all.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House

Address: #60 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Find the blue raindrop object at Convention Centre and walk on seaside towards Stanley Park)
TEL: 604-647-7530
Facebook: page
Twitter: @dedutch
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dessert
7:00 – 16:00 daily

Price Note
– Coffee $3.00
– Pannekoek Boer’s (Farmer’s) (#8) $17.00
– French Toast Canuck Toast $12.75

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As the first eat-out this year, Collin chose this restaurant to celebrate. I agreed, as we really liked their food at the last visit when his birthday. They have prix fixe brunch for $29 and change the menu occasionally, so you can enjoy a seasonal 3-course meal at a reasonable price. It would be great for first-time customers to try them out.

Market by Jean-Georges is on 3rd floor of Shangri-La Hotel, which is the highest building in BC and is located in the centre of downtown Vancouver. If you have a problem with stairs, find the elevator beside Urban Fare market.

We ordered from their prix fixe brunch menu.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Collin’s appy, Toasted Granola with Elderflower and Salted Yogurt

Toasted Granola with Elderflower and Salted Yogurt at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

My appy, Steelhead Sashimi, Warm Crispy Rice, Chipotle Emulsion and Scallion

Steelhead Sashimi, Warm Crispy Rice, Chipotle Emulsion and Scallion at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Steelhead Sashimi, Warm Crispy Rice, Chipotle Emulsion and Scallion at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

When an expediter brought my dish, she said Sushi, and I told her that I didn’t order Sushi. She restated Sashimi after that. Come to think of it, why didn’t they say Sushi on the menu? 🙂

His entree, French Toast with Roasted Apples and Crispy Bacon

French Toast with Roasted Apples and Crispy Bacon at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

After Collin started eating his main, he realized that he had enough sweets and that the dessert was still coming, so he asked the server to pack the half. I warned him after we ordered, but it was too late. I should have done that before we ordered.

My entree, Nut and Seed Crusted Snapper, Sweet and Sour Broth

Nut and Seed Crusted Snapper, Sweet and Sour Broth at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

His dessert, Chocolate Pudding, Softly Whipped Cream, Crystallized Violets

Chocolate Pudding, Softly Whipped Cream, Crystallized Violets at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

My dessert, Poached Pear, Chewy Caramel, Vanilla Sherbet

Poached Pear, Chewy Caramel, Vanilla Sherbet at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Poached Pear, Chewy Caramel, Vanilla Sherbet at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

The caramel was hard because of ice cream? It could have been more enjoyable if caramel was on top of pear or on the side.

Compared to the last menu, this menu was OK. Don’t get me wrong, taste was good. I just liked the last menu more. In this menu, I liked my appy best.

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Market by Jean-Georges

Address: 3F 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Thurlow and Bute street, at Shangri-La Hotel)
TEL: 604-695-1115
Facebook: page
Twitter: @MARKETjg_Van
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Breakfast
7:00 – 11:30 daily

Lunch
11:30 – 14:30

Brunch
11:30 – 15:00

Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 17:30 – 22:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:30 – 22:30

Bar
[Sun – Wed] 11:30 – 23:00
[Thu] 11:30 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 1:00

*They have Neighbourhood Menu available between 3pm and 6pm.

Prix Fixe Menu

Prix Fixe Menu at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver Prix Fixe Menu at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Price Note
– Prix Fixe Brunch $29.00 each

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