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Holiday Brunch (YVR)

gourmet wife Nov 20, 2008 12:48 PM

After month of travel in Asia, I really do miss the breakfast buffets that came with our hotel accomodations. Yes I realize it's not fine dining but I really miss the variety. Especially how they incorporate the local dishes with the westernized ones. Table after table of delicious choices. Most times it seemed like the buffet was for dinner rather than breakfast. Sad to say, they're better than the buffets here in Vancouver. I'd like to go for a nice brunch buffet during the holidays. I want good tasty food with good variety. I just want it to be good and I don't really feel like dishing out $60+ for brunch either. Any suggestions?

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  1. fmed RE: gourmet wife Nov 20, 2008 12:57 PM

    It's been quite a while, but I remember the brunches at Griffin's (Hotel Van) and at Currents (Bayshore) to be good.

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      HKDave RE: gourmet wife Nov 20, 2008 08:52 PM

      Old thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/108116

      There's nothing in Vancouver that even remotely compares with the better Asian hotel breakfast buffets, but Pan Pacific comes closest.

      1. worldwidestuff RE: gourmet wife Nov 21, 2008 05:37 AM

        Good news: The Globe@YVR is hosting a Christmas Day Brunch. The bad news: $62.00

        I looked at the offerings, it's all there from King Crab to Mussels and Salmon to start.

        Lobster Bisque. Eggs Benedict and much more.


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          islandgirl RE: gourmet wife Nov 21, 2008 09:39 AM

          Heron's at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel used to do a good holiday brunch buffet. Not sure the cost these days though... Lots of seafood and also asian food along with the more "traditional" brunch fixins

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            gourmet wife RE: islandgirl Nov 24, 2008 07:30 AM

            Thanks everyone. Still on the search for one that's reasonable and good food. I think I may just have to give up on Vancouver. Vegas is relatively cheap right now, maybe I'll have to fly over there and yes I realize that's even more expensive but more reason to see Vegas again right? Plus I didn't get to visit Thomas Keller's restaurant in Vegas the last time I went.

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              alwaysroom4dessert RE: gourmet wife Nov 24, 2008 10:54 AM

              oooh yes definitely go visit Bouchon! I had the made to order 5 spice donuts with cranberry compote and chocolate sauce and the Croque Madame. Even the baguette and butter was to die for!

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                worldwidestuff RE: gourmet wife Nov 24, 2008 11:35 AM

                Well, thats a brilliant idea. Now all you have to do is arrive at the airport early, enjoy the breakfast buffet at Globe and off to Vegas. A "warm up" sort of.

                Bouchon is still solid. Excellent breakfast pastries now as well.

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                  gourmet wife RE: worldwidestuff Nov 24, 2008 12:42 PM

                  Yes Bouchon's breakfast is exactly why I want to go. Especially want their ever popular Croque Madame. Oh I can't wait. =)

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