If you live in Metro Van, you probably have a few reasons to hit the North Shore already.
Maybe you’re aiming to hit the hiking trails, perhaps you’re headed here to hang at the The Shipyards Night Market, or maybe you’re crossing the bridge bright and early to grab an epic breakfast from one of the many quality North Shore eateries.
If you’re looking for a place to brunch on the weekend, look no further than Terroir Kitchen on Marine Drive.
This West Vancouver restaurant just started offering a brunch in May, so it’s time to add this spot to your list of North Shore must-hits.
Known for its use of free range, organic, and anti-biotic free ingredients, Terroir Kitchen sources all of its ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, and purveyors in BC. While this spot offers a stellar wine list during its dinner service, brunch patrons will be delighted to find a cocktail list of morning bevs including craft caesars and mimosas.
To be completely upfront – this is not the type of brunch you show up to hungover. The flavours integrated on this menu are rich and complex, and they’re the type you want to taste and truly savour.
Terroir’s weekend morning dishes are intriguing and one-of-a-kind – which is an achievement if you consider all of the brunch saturation going down in the food scene these days.
One of these item is the Smoked Sablefish, Chive, and Potato Pancake. Topped with a crisp, light, apple and fennel salad and aged bourbon maple crème fraiche along with two poached eggs. This dish is truly memorable and stood out as a brunch dish unlike anything we’ve tasted before.
Terroir has taken the classic eggs benny and elevated it by adding wild game into the mix. The Venison Benny combines venison ragu on an English muffin with two soft poached eggs, crispy fingerling potatoes, mixed leaves, pickled blueberries, and shaved parmesan.
Not your typical avo or Canadian bacon-classic, this benny takes you on a rollercoaster of flavour, but let’s just say we’d surely line up for this ride again.
On the sweet side of things, Terroir’s created a French Toast that has taken the traditional ultra-sugary-sweet notes of this dish and replaced it with a combo of panettone, marsala, orange, raisins, red wine berries, aged bourbon maple whip, and toasted hazelnuts.
A refreshing take on the typical stomach-ache-waiting-to-happen, the French Toast here is a nice addition to split among your party after you’ve devoured a savoury main.
Other dishes offered during this brunch service include a Daily Frittata, Skirt Steak, Cotechino (housemade pork and olive sausage), a classic breakfast, and a prosciutto dish with soft poached eggs, and grilled focaccia.
Perks of hitting this mid-morning meal (other than the eats) is that you’ll be able to catchup with your buds or take some serious quiet time to yourself – Terroir’s atmosphere and location are prime for long and leisurely brunch occasions, which are the best brunch occasions, if you ask us.
Terroir Kitchen offers brunch service on weekends from 10 am to 2 pm.
Address: 2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver