Fable Kitchen – Brunch
Much has been written about Fable Kitchen located in Kits. Opened by Trevor Bird of Top Chef Canada Season 2 fame, the concept here is based on locally sourced ingredients… hence the name: FArm to taBLE = FABLE.
I’ve been meaning to come by to try their brunch menu but I’ve heard that it can get busy during the weekend as they don’t take reservations for brunch and they won’t seat you unless your whole party is there. When I arrived just before 10:30am, there was already a line up starting to form. But the hostess was taking a list of names to make sure she seated everyone in order and she did mention their seating policies. As it turns out, we didn’t need to wait long and were led into the decidedly hipster restaurant (scrambled eggs in a jar… really?).
The interior is marked by a large exposed brick wall that runs the depth of the restaurant and it’s noticeably loud with the din of the other diners. It might have something to do with the building itself as Maenam next door is also fairly loud. I’ve heard that they actually installed sound boards in the celing to try and dampen the ambient noise. I’m not sure what it was like before, but I did find it a little difficult to carry on a conversation at the table without leaning in or talking louder.
For my breakfast, I picked the Halibut Brandade Benedict with Olive Oil Hollandaise ($15) which came served with a croquette and simple salad. The olive oil hollandaise takes a bit getting used to and I’m still a bit undecided on how I feel about it.
Also, I found that the halibut was a bit lost in the dish but the eggs were cooked with a perfect runny yolk. I’m not sure why, but I was expecting the yolks to be orange but they were quite yellow. In either case, the eggs tasted very good.
Service was pretty good and it’s a great place to meet up with friends for a bite but make sure to go early for brunch unless you want to wait.
1944 W 4th Avenue
Posted on November 13, 2013, in Breakfast, Brunch, North American, Restaurant Review and tagged Breakfast, Brunch, Food, Halibut Benedict, Kitsilano, restaurant review, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.