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FID Brunch

petra_reuter Oct 22, 2009 07:13 AM

I went to brunch there a few weeks ago and I have to say it was absolutely amazing. I had eggs benedict which was absolutely perfect with amazingly light hollandaise sauce and perfectly poached eggs. It was served with a lovely green salad with a light vinaigrette popcorn! My two dining companions both had the FID full breakfast which they both loved; it is served with eggs, sauages, bacon and a fried green tomato (I think). Apparently it was wonderful with a perfect light, fluffy omelet. The service was great and the food couldn't have been better - as far as I'm concerned it's the best brunch in the city. Prices are quite reasonable, perhaps a little more than the hellhole that is Cora's down the street but the food is miles beyond whatever you'll find there. I am no fan of most brunch places but I will happily trot back to fid any weekend!

1569 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS B3J, CA

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    starlings RE: petra_reuter Oct 26, 2009 07:34 AM

    I tried the Fid brunch recently, too, and I totally agree. I had the smoked haddock with potatoes and poached egg, and it was delicious. The fresh crumpets are a bonus: tender and griddle-warm.
    The full breakfast looked good, too, with homemade sausage and artisan bacon.
    I had the same thought about Cora's--the brunch at Fid is barely more expensive, but it's miles ahead.

    1569 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS B3J, CA

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      CHEFonDRZSM RE: petra_reuter Dec 8, 2009 09:21 PM

      I haven't tried their brunch. I have had dinner there. Everything was quite tasty except for the protein. I mean the meats and seafood that were cooked on the grill. It was basically a charred grill taste that smothered the other flavours in the dishes. I was disappointed because a friend with a good palate recommended Fid. Dennis (chef/owner) did own up to the error and comp'd dessert and a nice bottle of wine to our party. I would go back just for that. Having been in the business myself, nobody is 100% all of the time.

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