Fable – 1944 West 4th ave
When I woke up on a Saturday morning during Halloween weekend, it was raining. If you have ever been to this city before, you know that ‘sunny’, ‘winter’ and ‘Vancouver’ are rarely included in the same sentence unless ‘not’ is also present. I actually suspect most babies to be born with an umbrella in one hand. Therefore, the fact that it was raining was not a surprise to me but this particular morning was different: at 11am, I was to leave the house to go to Fable for a family-style restaurant with the Vancouver’s Brunch Club.
What is a family-style brunch? Just for us, The owner had created a special brunch by fixing a price for trying out a little bit of everything. There was 18 of us and plenty of food to go around. We were served small portions of everything on the menu. Usually, I don’t go to events where food is shared because as a pescatarian, I am limited by what I can eat and I don’t want to force people to order meatless dishes, however, this brunch was at 95% meatless.
We were served small portions of:
- scrambled eggs
If you like your scrambled eggs gooey, creamy and cheesy, then you better go to Fable as soon as possible. The cook used parmesan in his scrambled eggs and it was succulent. I happen to like my scrambled eggs that way.
- rosti with chive cream (potato flakes)
- eggs benedicts
I only had the smoked salmon and the halibut, but not the ham egg benedict. It was my first time trying a halibut egg benedict and I have to admit it was different, but still excellent. Fish had a bit of a creamy texture that I liked a lot.
- French toast
It was my first time being served a French toast not made from a toast. The dish was actually made with a warm piece of what looked like sponge cake with whipped cream and fruits berries. It was excellent. I am officially hooked on those French toasts.
- a piece of toast with homemade strawberry jam
The strawberry jam was not very sweet, but the bread was crispy and warm. Very nice!
At 11h30, the place was packed and I usually find it to be a good indicator of how good the food is. As a result however, our waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed and made a lot of mistakes like billing errors. Either way, this did not change my opinion that the food at Fable is excellent and I would definitely go back, especially for the French Toast.