Sunday, August 19, 2018

Weekend Eighty-Eight: Heron Rock

Heron Rock Bistro, at #4, 435 Simcoe St., hidden behind Thrifty's in James Bay, had long been on our list of places to go. We did, and are pleased to report on our findings.

The menu is really extensive, and there is a list of specials that changes regularly. I had enjoyed the Huevos Cubanos on a previous visit, and they caught my eye again, but then I saw a breakfast that seemed too strange to pass up. Brunch enthusiasts, I ordered the Lamb Souvlaki Hash ($17), and I'm happy I did. Yes, the lamb chunks have exotic flavours that don't really match the Hollandaise tastes, and no, I wasn't totally sure what to do with the tzatziki. It all seems to work out on the plate, though. I ended up dipping potatoes in tzatziki, as the Hollandaise was largely confined to the eggs. The potatoes, by the way, had been fried with garlic, peppers of the red and green varieties, and red onions. Delicious!

Catie's Classic Benny with bacon ($15) came with a different set of totally delicious potatoes. Like the long-lost Buttery Potatoes from Crave, these were little golden fried pieces of perfection, she said. They have crispy fried onions and are completely heavenly. At this point in time, these are the best hash browns in Victoria. If you know of better hash browns, please write. Catie said the benny was pretty close to perfection too. The bacon was crispy and delicious, while the hollandaise was smooth and divine. 

Notice the hand-made spicy sauce, which is available upon request. 

Taking a cue from an early post, we were inspired to incorporate hand signs into our photos.

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