Review: Weekend Brunch at WildTale


I’ve been hunting for the best chill brunch spot. I think I’ve found it at WildTale Coastal Grill in Yaletown. From the owners of The Flying Pig restaurant, John Crook and Erik Heck are bringing southern hospitality to the west coast. During the media preview, we got to sample new seafood dishes as well as classic brunch items.

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As part of the brunch launch, WildTale introduced the “Fresh Juice and Smoothie Bar”. The Fresh Start is a mix of green apple, fennel, honeydew, kale and lime.

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There are also wide variety of “wake up” cocktails to kick start your day.

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Look at that crispy, juicy bacon!

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Our appetizers was Maple Glazed Bacon with rosemary and thyme syrup and Fried Beefsteak Tomatoes with basil aioli.

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We order a traditional Southern favourite, Chicken and Waffles – fried chicken with butter and syrup. The crispy chicken was lightly breaded and well seasoned while the waffles were light and sweet. One of the best fried chicken in Vancouver.

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A New Orleans favourite with a west coast twist was the Oyster Po’Boy with imperial eagle oysters, tartar sauce, fries and slaw. Imperial Eagle oysters from Vancouver Island is saltier than other west coast oysters with a light cucumber finish.

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My favourite was the Signature Crab Cake Benny with baby greens and sliced tomatoes. It was made with fresh, large lumps of crab meat in a crunchy batter. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly with creamy hollandaise sauce.

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Smoked Salmon Benedict with cold smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise, pan-fried potato roost was delicious. The potato roost was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It was topped off with two poached egg.

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Grilled ‘Fanny Bay’ Jumbo Oysters with cajun butter sauce was good. Fanny Bay Oysters from Vancouver Island has a sweet and salty, slight metallic taste with pronounced cucumber finish. WildTale also served fresh east coast & west coast oysters daily.

Book your next brunch date at WildTale.

Address: 1079 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9
Phone:(604) 428-9211
Hours:
Weekdays: 11 am – Midnight
Saturday: 10 am to Midnight
Sunday: 10am – 11pm
Happy Hour: 3-6 pm and 9-Midnight every day at the bar and in the lounge


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James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email [email protected]

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