Yew Seafood + Bar is located inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. The interior has a lot of wooden accents and is beautifully appointed. I’ve been by a few times for dinner, but this was my first time to try their brunch.
I stopped by earlier this week to try out their new brunch offer. For any brunch entree ordered, you can add $20 to make it a full three course meal (appetizer, dessert and coffee or juice). Brunch is served on the weekend from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm.
No brunch is complete without a glass of bubbly. Although not part of the deal, I highly recommend their mimosa for a luxurious start to your brunch.
The Rosé Sangria was very refreshing from the strawberries, with lovely herbaceous notes from the basil.
The waffle was crisp and went well with the smooth mascarpone. The candied lemon added a sweet and tart contrast to the slightly peppery mascarpone.
The French Toast was light and fluffy and was a great vehicle for the syrup and hazelnuts. The candied hazelnuts added a great crunch to the soft toast and eggy toast.
A simple parfait with fresh fruit is my ideal way to start breakfast. The Greek yoghurt was thick and tart and went well with the sweet and fresh berries.
The Croque Madame had a lovely fried egg on top and came served with fries. It was a hefty sandwich with plenty of filling.
The Crab Hash had two beautifully poached eggs that went so well with all the components on the dish. There was a substantial amount of crab and I love that it was slightly spicy. If I had to nit pick, the dish was missing a crunch that would have helped to balance out the dish.
This dish was the table show stopper. It smelled amazing when it landed on the table and the chicken was perfectly fried. The jalapeño added a lovely pickled spice component to the sweetness of the chicken that came from the maple glaze. This is a dish that I would come back for.
This is one of the signature desserts at Yew and for good reason. The dessert is flambéd table side and is a nice little show. It tastes exactly like an elevated Ferrero Rocher.
This dessert is a work of art. It looks like an edible terrarium and the chocolate butterfly perched on top of the glass is such a beautiful addition. The panna cotta was smooth and not too sweet. The cherry smoke was a little strong and overwhelmed the delicate flavours (but I let it smoke a little too long). So I would recommend you lift the lid when it arrives so it doesn’t over smoke.
All the desserts have been beautifully presented, and the pineapple carpaccio was no exception. Wafer thin slices of pineapple are arranged artfully on a plate and the sorbet has a sprinkling of sugar – adding another dimension of flavour.
Overall, I really enjoyed my brunch at Yew. As always, the service was exceptional and our beverages were refilled constantly. This new brunch deal is a great way to try an appetizer, entree and dessert (plus a coffee or juice) at a reduced price without a reduction in size or taste.
My recommendation would be: House Made Granola Parfait, Southern Fried Chicken and Pineapple Carpaccio or YEW Hazelnut Rocher 2.0.