April 28, 2012
I met Amy last Sunday for one the most sophisticated brunches I’ve had in a long time. If the food eaten can serve as a harbinger of what to expect for their dinner service, complex flavours alongside an earthy play on textures, I would not mind visiting Keriwa Café again. Though I can’t speak about the Indigenous/Aboriginal influences in the dishes, it definitely tasted different from the usual brunch fare. I really liked it!
Confit Pork Belly, $15 – A hearty little portion of cubed pork belly slathered in a mouth-watering mustard sauce and topped with a sprig of watercress. It sat on a bed of wild mushrooms and caramelized leeks and shallot with red fife toast. Between the mustard and the sweetness of the shallots and the tender pork belly, my mouth was very happy. I would order it again in a heartbeat.
Picnicham Hash, $14 – Two eggs and slices of ham with a side of bright greens, roasted carrots, and elderberries. Amy says it was quite good! It definitely looked tasty.
Hashbrowns, $5 – A bit plain, but a nice addition to the meal. I shamelessly used them to scrape up as much leftovers as I could off my plate.
Americano, $4 – I added cream because of doctor’s order to get as much calcium as I could….aahh…
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February 17, 2012
You haven’t had a chicken sandwich until you’ve gone to The County General. At $14, the price for the cute slider-esque portion seems steep, but once you bite into it – a crisp and moist buttermilk-soaked chicken uplifted by a fresh avocado chutney – it feels and tastes so right. So, so right. (I just really like fried chicken.) According to the Post, they sous vide the chicken first and then lightly fry them. Technology.
Other brunch items had were a fairly standard and average burger with a nice pickle, eggs benedict with grilled sourdough and smoked peameal ($15), a good-looking croque madame ($14), and a food coma inducing banana bread French toast ($14), all of which my friend Pam captured beautifully last Sunday!
Brunch at The County General from Pam Lau on Vimeo.
“Write It All Down for You” by Elliott Brood
I’m the one hesitating before attempting to take what I hope was a dainty bite. Go check out Pam’s other foodie and non-foodie videos here.
Photos: Me (Canon AE-1 | Fuji Pro 160C) // Video: Pam
The County General
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February 5, 2012
Brunch at County General, for which we were inexcusably late for (thank goodness for forgiving friends), dog stalking at Trinity Bellwoods Park, and a smooth pour over finish at Dark Horse Espresso Bar to end the day. Hopefully the film shots turn out nice!
January 13, 2012
I’ve been spoiled rotten this week. Roam and Home called my little blog gorgeous (heeheehee), I’m getting a new, bright and shiny monitor, and I’ve pretty much eaten out every single day of the week so far.
Photos taken with the iPhone and the Cross Process app on Tuesday afternoon while going out for lunch at Banh Mi Boys.