Sunday, April 22, 2018

Weekend Seventy-Eight: Nourish

Well, it has been almost five years of blog vacation, so it's time to get started with a good brunch again. Welcome back, breakfast enthusiasts!

We left our (new) secret location, heading out for Nourish Kitchen (225 Quebec St. in Victoria, 9-3 every day,, on a windy weekend morning. We arrived early, and spent a few minutes waiting with other hungry people. After being seated inside, we were plied with coffee and water while we perused the menu. It's in a converted heritage home, and we were close to a nicely sunny window.

The menu is small (5 breakfast items, 8 lunch items), but very appealing. I was initially tempted by the Sleeping Beauty Pancakes (with bee pollen sprinkles? what is this?) but I instead selected the Morning Scramble ($13) with a Fennel Pork Sausage ($4) on the side. Catie was tempted by the Benny In The Moment ($14), but she chose the Normal Breakfast ($14). After giving our orders, and adding a coffee for Catie, we settled in to wait for our tasties. And wait we did! Though we arrived before opening time at 9, we got our food about 9:45.

To report: I thoroughly enjoyed the Morning Scramble. The promised Harvest Veggies turned out to be broccoli, which, with hummus and eggs, makes a meal that sounds strange to the ears, but was good on the plate. The Buckwheat Seedy Toast is kind of like a sesame crisp, but less sweet. I don't know if I'd call it toast per se, but that might spark an existential discussion about the essence of "toast-ness," and this was delicious. I'd recommend the fennel pork sausage too, for those who eat meat. It was like the Thuringer from Bestie in Vancouver, which is a traditional German sausage.

Catie's breakfast was truly Normal. The Black Forest Bacon was excellent - not too fatty, with lots of flavour - and the eggs were done to her specification. "It was tasty, and it was filling, but it was almost trying to be too healthy." It looked too small on the plate, but it turned out to be just the right amount. I sampled some of the bacon, and I concur. It is very good bacon.

All in all, I was happy with my choice. Catie, however, said "The Normal Breakfast was normal. I wish I'd had a Benny." Perhaps we will return here to try out their coffee shop, or take a look around the gift shop.

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