When Pigs Fly

November 6, 2011

in brunch, restaurant, travel

Abe got me a Canucks hat to replace my Sixers one


…along with the red poppy, I almost pass for a Canadian, eh?


We slept NINE glorious hours (thank you Daylight Savings!) and groggily stumbled into Yaletown, looking for a place to eat…


…then these Cinnamon Buns caught my eye!


The Flying Pig was on my list of restaurants to check out, but I thought it was closed before 5pm on the weekends. Glad Yelp was wrong; they were very much open + serving brunch


We couldn’t have come at a more perfect time – at 11:30 am we had our pick of seats…


…by noon the restaurant was packed, with a waiting list (they don’t take reservations)


While we perused the short menu, one of those buns from the window made it onto our table


Split immediately and devoured



Sad to say, they were not as epic as I’d hoped they’d be


Also slightly disappointing was the Wild Mushroom, Asparagus Chèvre Frittata, served with a side of greens


Not that either was bad, it’s just that they didn’t quite live up to their stunning presentations.

But both Abe and I agreed that this Brioche French toast…


…with its Maple Blueberry Compote and freshly whipped cream…


…was probably the best we’ve ever eaten


Buttery fried perfection!!!


Now this is what I call brunch.


Stellar service too!!! Definitely recommended.


A short stroll through Davie Village back to our hotel



Vancouver, I love you! Nothing is impossible here…


…even black squirrels!!!


Gotta digest and rest up before the festival screening of Surrogate Valentine tonight! And remember, even if you aren’t in town, you can watch the movie from the comfort of your own home right now – it’s on virtually every cable pay-per-view channel and iTunes/Amazon!

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1 Andrea@WellnessNotes November 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Brunch looks good! I don’t often order French toast, but that French toast looks AMAZING!!!

Have fun tonight!

2 Caitlin C. November 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm

That black squirrel is craziness! I can’t believe the cinn bun/frittata were less than impressive, since they certainly look great. So does the french toast though :) Tell Abe I really like his glasses!

3 Emily Dryden November 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Oh my word. That french toast looks amazing. What a cute restaurant!
Have an amazing time tonight!

4 pure2rawtwins November 6, 2011 at 7:49 pm

brunch looked amazing!

5 Gail November 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

That food did look beautiful; oh, I miss Vancouver, and must get back there somehow. Best this evening. i know the movie will be loved! Let us know results of the screening

6 elise November 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

well taste aside, it all LOOKS glorious. mmmmm…

7 Living, Learning, Eating November 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

The french toast looks amazing… :)

Have fun in Vancouver! I’ve only been to the Montreal/Quebec area, but I think Quebec City is lovely

8 Ada November 7, 2011 at 4:05 am

I love your hat, so adorable! The cin bun looks amazing, too bad it didn’t taste very good. Hope you’re enjoying your time in Vancouver!

9 brokencookiesdontcount November 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

Looks like a fun day and I love that crazy car!

10 katecooks November 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

brioche french toast looks awesome! i love splitting brunch items…i usually want something sweet and something savory. chocolate chip pancakes plus one slice of bacon is my all-time favorite :)

11 Alice November 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Nice to see I’m not the only one who takes pictures of particularly cute/intriguing squirrels when traveling! :) And YUM, brioche French toast!

12 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

That french toast looks fab!!!!

You could definitely pass for a Canadian :-)

13 Freckled Foodie November 8, 2011 at 5:50 am

you are so gosh darn pretty (; i love that black jacket!

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