Waffle & Berries

Looking for breakfast… again. One does need to eat when one is travelling. This is a diamond in the rough. Their signature dish is the Liege waffle. The Liege Breakfast had my name on it. Our server and cook cautioned us on being too large for one person; it is a breakfast for two. I had other plans. I was looking for a breakfast to sustain me through the lunch hour boarding at the airport. No airport food for this person. I waited in eager anticipation of my two house made waffles with fresh fruit, whipped cream and a side of maple syrup. It was delicious and filling. I was happy that the syrup was on the side and that I had passed on the Nutella which liberally covered hubby’s waffles. For most ordinary appetites, I would recommend just one.

Liege Breakfast Two Liege Waffles served with freshly whipped cream, mixed berries and all-natural Canadian syrup
Liege Breakfast
Two Liege Waffles served with freshly whipped cream, mixed berries
and all-natural Canadian syrup

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Moonpennies

Sometimes, when you are constantly eating out, you just want something that is quick and healthy. I was looking for something similar to my normal breakfast. Which is steel cut oats with fruit, yogurt and a couple of fried eggs on the side. Moonpennies was close enough. I ordered the honey granola with fruit and yogurt. Also a side of sausage and a fruit smoothie. I found the food very average; there was nothing too exciting about it. The prices were good value. It would be similar to what I would eat daily at home. Which was perfect for this day as that was all I was looking for.

Granola and yogurt with sausage and fruit smoothie
Granola and yogurt with sausage and fruit smoothie

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Tableau Bar Bistro

We slept in today and went hunting for breakfast. I was looking for something on the healthy side. So we decided to go downstairs to the hotel restaurant, Tableau. We arrived there just before they were about to close the buffet. I had steel cut oats, fruit compote with brown sugar, yogurt, fresh fruit, smoked salmon and a hard boiled egg. They also offered freshly made egg wraps, which resembled a panini. Hubby enjoyed his wrap. I thought $16.95 was reasonable for a breakfast buffet. The quality of the food was good. We won’t have the opportunity this time, but next time will be back for dinner.

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Heuvos Rancheros

Thought I’d send hubby off to work with a nice breakfast this morning. I had learned to make some Mexican food from scratch many moons ago. Found a recipe for hand made tortillas in the back of my recipe binder.  Tastes so much better than store bought ones. Also dug out the homemade salsa we canned in September. Delicious.

Homemade tortillas
Homemade Tortillas
Heuvos Rancheros Homemade flour tortilla, homemade salsa, organic eggs, Spragg's Hawaiian sausage, avocado, sour cream, chives and cara cara orange slices
Heuvos Rancheros
Homemade flour tortilla, homemade salsa, organic eggs, Spragg’s Hawaiian sausage, avocado, sour cream, chives and cara cara orange slices

Hanks

My sister took me to Hank’s on Church Street for brunch. She has been there many times before and had a great experience each time. I was looking forward to the meal. The servers was very friendly and attentive.

I ordered the breakfast poutine and she, the Hank’s Benny.  Our orders arrived promptly and I could tell from my sister’s face that something was not quite right. She ordered her eggs hard poached, but they were soft. The avocado was missing from her dish and so were the fruit garnishes.

My dish was missing the green onions, there was not enough gravy or hollandiase, and barely any tomato. To top it off both dishes were room temperature. I added the avocado from her dish just for fun and sprinkled the green onions on top.

The server noticed our non-verbal cues and immediately enquired. My sister is not picky but she did end up sending her plate back. I did not know any better and ate my dish. The server brought the missing garnishes and my sister’s dish arrived piping hot with hard poached eggs.

The service was very good, but I think the chef was having an off day. My sister would give them the benefit of the doubt. I would rate this as a average restaurant, but due to the attentive service I would consider giving them another chance.


Breakfast Poutine
Yukon Gold fries tossed with Cheddar cheese curds, breakfast sausage and tomatoes, topped with a poached egg & finished with hollandaise sauce

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Murray Street

Fresh. Local. My calling card. Murray Street does rustic and comfort food.  The portions look small, but don’t be fooled. Very hearty and filling. Sort of what you would want on a cool, rainy fall day.  Which it was the day we visited.

Oatmeal cookie and fudge brownie

We didn’t order an appetizer, but they brought us a cookie and brownie to start.  The brownie had flecks of sea salt on top. Dessert before brunch, great idea! The OJ was freshly squeezed.

B.E.L.T.
Cheezy potato casserole, baked herb-topped egg ‘omelette’, heirloom tomatoes,bacon, spring greens

I enjoyed my B.E.L.T.  Especially the greens hidden underneath the potatoes.  Added a light touch  to an otherwise hearty dish.

Corned Beef
Cheezy potato casserole, braised corned beef, poached egg, bone marrow Hollandaise

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Crepe Montagne

Ahhh crepes, seems to be a trend that has staying power. Judging by the number of restaurants in Whistler that serve them. I love food when it is fresh, or as they say not out of a jar or can. We liked it so much we came back the next day for breakfast. Service was top notch and the atmosphere does remind me of what a French cafe could be like. I like their super healthy options such as smoothies or juices with choice of protein powder or ginseng.  The cafe is tiny, but they seem to turn over fast. We did not have to wait very long for a table. I love their variety, would like to come back to try their sweet crepes or fondue sometime.

Eggs benedict florentine
Creme anglaise with muesli, strawberries, bananas, almonds and a side of ham.
Crepe with eggs, tomato, ham and three cheeses
Mixed berry smoothie

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