A few weekends ago Dave and I were in Vancouver for an old friend's wedding. After a night of delicious food, dancing and an open bar we were in need of some serious brunch. Whenever I'm in Vancouver I try to see as many friends as possible, which at times can be quite hard but worth it. So after gathering quite a few hungover friends together we headed to Burgoo for brunch. I love trying new brunch spots and when they take a reservation that's even better, especially on a busy Sunday morning! The menu was small, which was nice and lots of us tried different things.
Burgoo started because they believe everyone needs a little comfort and a place to enjoy some great comfort food. The restaurant has an old world, countryside ambience to it with dim lighting, earth tones, and natural materials. The original bistro opened up in Point Grey in 2001 and since then they have expanded to Burrard Street, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and North Vancouver.
Each menu item is unique in flavour and next to the item the restaurant has written which country it originated from. Jay had the Ricotta Toast (ITL), which had whipped lemon ricotta on toasted ciabatta with red grapes, honey and walnuts on top. I had to go for the sweetest thing on the menu: Caramel Apple French Toast (BUR). My dish came with egg battered and baked ciabatta, cinnamon roasted apple, maple caramel sauce, and whipped mascarpone. Dave went for the BBQ Pork and Tater Skillet (BUR), which came with pulled pork, tasty taters, spinach, free run scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and their own bistro BBQ sauce. Emily opted for the Croque Monsieur (FRA) which had smoked ham, spinach, fresh herbs, baked with a dijon, gruyere, emmenthal fondue on toasted baguette with a side salad. Needless to say everything I had a taste of was delicious and beautifully presented. This will definitely be a brunch spot I'll go back to, just to try the rest of the menu!