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By: Mark Sutherland
L’Abattoir knows that Vancouverites can’t get enough of their French twist on West Coast cuisine, so starting this December, General Manager Paul Grunberg is now indulging our love for brunch. The exposed brick walls with essential 90’s R&B playing in the background was the perfect setting to escape a cold, crisp Vancouver Saturday morning in winter.
My brunch date was running a bit late so my server started me off with some French-pressed coffee from JJ Bean and a currant scone filled with strawberry jam and clotted cream. The scone was wonderfully crunchy and sweet on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. I was a little worried I would fill up on the scone, but the clotted cream was surprisingly light while still having a lovely rich texture to it.
Once Ashley arrived, we were ready to start with a couple of cocktails. As you do at brunch. The Bourbon Cinnamon Toast Milk Punch ($8) was an absolute hit! A creation of cereal infused cream, bourbon, Becherovka, cinnamon and cocoa bitters. In Ashley’s words: “I can never have cereal without Bourbon. Ever again.” I was feeling a little bubbly, so I ordered the Spanish Steps cocktail ($8) which feature a gin-base and finished off with strawberries and rosé bubbles, I wanted nothing more than Spring to come early so I could spend all day drinking them on a patio. (more…)