Most of our brunches, dear reader, happen at casual spots, usually with a Benny of some sort for Catie, and something eggy, often with salsa, for me. This week, though, we've gone to a slightly fancier restaurant: Piva in New Westminster!
There's not a lot of egg-and-salsa-based brunch items on this menu. None, to be exact. Whatever will I choose? I perused the menu. Catie saw the four available Bennies, but she also decided to step out of our collective comfort zone. What would we choose?
We both decided against the avocado toast, choosing instead the Breakfast Risotto ($16) for me and the Panettone French Toast ($12) for Catie.
The Breakfast Risotto was cheesy goodness, with the sausage being a standout taste. I'd ask for the egg to be less liquid next time, but please don't change the rest! It was delicious! Catie's French Toast was "wow!" especially the lemon ricotta whipped cream. I managed to sample a bit on one of the added berries - delish.
Highly recommended. Though the staff seemed to hint that making a reservation would have made them happy, it didn't seem to be a big deal. We just walked in and were seated right away, though we were very close to opening time. The place did fill up as we sat, so late risers, beware.
Piva - 787 Columbia St, New Westminster