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Yew Seafood + Bar – Classic Brunch Fare with a Twist

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.

Belgian Waffle – black pepper mascarpone, cardamom honey candied lemon ($13.00)

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.

Brioche French Toast – charred cinnamon syrup, candied hazelnuts ($13.00)

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.

House Made Granola Parfait – Greek Yoghurt, seasonal fruit compote, fresh berries ($13.00) 

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.

Croque Madame – shaved ham, Gruyere cheese, fried egg ($26.00)

The Croque Madame had a lovely fried egg on top and came served with fries. It was a hefty sandwich with plenty of filling.

Crab Hash – poached eggs, dungeness crab, roasted potatoes, wilted spinach, charred cherry tomatoes, nduja, Mornay sauce ($24.00)

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.

Southern Fried Chicken – cornbread waffle, maple glaze, smoked onion aioli, compressed jalapeño ($26.00)

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.

YEW Hazelnut Rocher 2.0 – praline chocolate mousse, liquid caramel, hazelnut ice cream ($13.00)

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.

Hidden Garden – yogurt panna cotta, green tea sponge, chocolate soil, edible flower, cherry smoke ($13.00)

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.

Pineapple Carpaccio – Crème Fraîche sorbet, caramelized rosemary ($13.00)

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.

YEW Seafood + Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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