Yew Seafood + Bar (Brunch)
I’m not sure why, but lately, we’ve been getting caught up in parade traffic… first, we got caught up in the Chinese New Year Parade when we went down to visit Phnom Penh in Chinatown, then we got caught up in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade trying to get down to Yew Seafood + Bar for a brunch visit.
Yew had a special brunch offering where you add $10 to any of their brunch entrées to turn it into a three course meal. But first, they brought out these complimentary mini donuts with a slightly tart lime/raspberry dipping sauce.
For our starters, we picked the Yew Chowder (normally $11) which was filled with smoked cod, and the Albacore Tuna Tataki (normally $11) made with celery hearts, green apples, and walnuts. Both of these appies were quite good and worth the extra price for the 3-course brunch.
For my main, I picked the Pork Belly & Eggs ($18 + $10 for 3-course brunch). My yolks were nice and runny, however, I found the gluten free cornbread to be lacking in texture… sometimes you just need gluten. The root beer braised pork belly was tender and shredded up.
On the Lobster Benny ($12 + $10 for 3-course brunch), the yolks were unfortunately overcooked and not runny. It’s a shame because that can just ruin the dish for us.
On my last visit here for breakfast, I had a great hash. It’s a shame that they didn’t have that available for brunch.
For dessert, we picked the Panna Cotta (normally $9) with black sesame seed crumble, pineapple compote and passion fruit sorbet. We found the sorbet to be really tart, which was distracting.
We also picked the Warm Chocolate Cake (normally $9) which included whiskey and fig ice cream and caramel sauce. I most preferred this dessert.
791 West Georgia Street
Posted on May 4, 2015, in Brunch, Restaurant Review, West Coast and tagged Brunch, Chowder, Downtown, Food, Lobster Benny, Pork Belly and Eggs, restaurant review, Vancouver, West Coast. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.