Easter Sunday in Vancouver turned out in the best possible way: sunny and just hot enough that sitting on the patio wasn’t an insane thing to do.
The women in my family love Provence Marinaside in Yaletown. We come here for birthdays, Mother’s Day, and yes, sunny Sundays. We always come for brunch, which I’ve always considered to be the best meal of the day. Plus, it’s by the water so how can you not love it?
We started with an Antipasti platter ($5 per item) consisting of the decadent Pissaladière(caramelized onions, anchovies and black olives on a pizza crust), light and refreshing Prosciutto Wrapped Bocconcini, and perfectly cooked and creamy Risotto Balls (with mozzarella centre and sweet tomato sauce).
Anyone else addicted to cheese? And prosciutto? Gah.
My absolute favourite thing on the menu is the Croque Monsieur Eggs Benedict ($14). Everything about it is perfect to me. From the soft poached eggs to the gruyere and black forest ham open faced sandwich nestled below… it’s my little piece of heaven on a plate.
Oh man and when my eggs get runny? Yeah, I’m that girl who gets all giddy about it.
Where do you love doing Sunday brunch?