Thanks to the recommendation of the King of Twitter, Mr. @DennisPang, we found ourselves at Abigail’s Party. One thing about Dennis – he knows food, so if he tells you to try a place out, you do it!
Abigail’s Party is located in the heart of Kits. A block away from the water. It’s a lovely location. The restaurant has a sunken dining room, and huge windows. It seats about 20-25 people, so not so great for large parties. It also has a patio for the summer. It was raining cats and dogs when we visited, so inside we went:
We were on the hunt for a good brunch place – and Abigail’s has a reputation for having one of the best in Vancouver. Looking at their extensive brunch menu I can see why! Everything from waffles, to french toast to scrambles to benny’s…. and everything in between.
Abigail’s Party uses only organic, free range eggs and are members of Ocean Wise. The more I eat out, the more important these things are to me. It’s good to see more and more businesses caring about the environment. Also free range eggs look better, haven’t you noticed that? The yolks are brighter and they taste better too! Personally, I don’t mind spending a couple of more bucks for quality like that.
We ordered a couple of scrambles to start: The Mood Swing ($10.95) named as such because of its sweet and savoury tastes. It has roasted pears, caramelized onions, brie cheese, topped with a lovely basil pesto sauce. Can you say yummy? It was fantastic. The pears and the pesto, what a fantastic combination. This is a great dish for the indecisive types like myself, truly the best of both worlds.
I found the staff here to be very friendly and helpful. It was my server’s recommendation that I ordered the mood swing, and I am glad that I did!.
Next on this highway of tastiness, we have the Yew Street Special ($10.95) with sauté wild mushrooms, fresh spinach, goat cheese and tarragon, this was one hearty breakfast. The mushrooms gave this scramble a nice, meaty consistency, and there was lots of it. A very satisfying dish.
All scrambles come with their homemade hash browns, (which are really more like homemade potato wedges) and large slices of multigrain toast. Lots of food.
But we weren’t done yet. A visit to Abigail’s party is not completed without trying something out of their Abigail’s Staples menu. We chose to try the Belgian Waffles ($9.95). These waffles were so fluffy and flakey, it was like eating cake! So good. They came drizzled with a bourbon-maple syrup glaze that was unbelievably good. You really taste the bourbon! To top it all, it comes with a scoop of brandied mascarpone cream. This was waffle heaven folks. Waffle heaven.
So thanks again, Mr. Pang, for not steering us wrong. Abigail’s Party is definitely one of Vancouver’s must-try brunch destinations.
Follow them on twitter @_AbigailsParty