After some slacking, I’m finally back to writing my reviews on the restaurants we visited last month in Vancouver. Twisted Fork Bistro is one of our favorite brunch spots. It is in downtown Vancouver, located on Granville st, close to Davie st. The restaurant is small though so it is easy to miss its entrance. It will be much easier to find it if you look for the rusted twisted fork icon.
I heard that this place is often lined up on weekends. Luckily, it wasn’t as busy on the weekdays so we could grab a table without difficulty. I liked the cozy atmosphere and the artsy vibe of this place.
All of their brunch dishes are of the same price, $13.50. I ordered the spicy Italian sausage and poached eggs, which are served with chipotle ratatouille, fresh fruit, sourdough toast and house made strawberry jam. The spicy sausage was a little crispy on the outside and a bit dry to eat it on its own, but it is a nice balance with the stewed veggies and poached eggs. We were really impressed with its sourdough toast and strawberry jam. The sourdough toast was very soft. Its housemade strawberry jam tasted natural and sweet, which served as an excellent complement to the toast. It was tempted to buy a jar of jam home (which was sold for $8.00 a jar).
Kev ordered the eggs benny with smoked salmon (as the filler), toasted brioche, poached eggs, hollandaise, and served with sauteed spinach, rosti and baked beans on the side. The brioche was dry if you ate it on its own. It tasted much much better if you poked the eggs, let the york run, and ate it together with the smoked salmon! The more you ate, the more you liked it. In contrast, the baked beans, sauteed spinach and muffins just tasted so-so.
My review: My experience of this place is like the pepperidge farm milano cookies- the more you eat, the more you want.