Elegant Weekend Brunch on Robson Street
It was a real pleasure to be invited to sample the new brunch menu at Laduree Canada this afternoon. I remember on my last visit, I was already thoroughly impressed with their new pastry and dessert offerings which are made just like the way they do in France by a pastry chef who was specially relocated from there. This season Laduree Canada continues to update their current offerings with a new brunch menu that is served on the weekends from 10 am to 2 pm. You can even make the reservations to Laduree on Robson street on Open Table now. It's an elegant alternative to morning brunch in Vancouver where popular brunch spots require standing in line for over an hour.
Below is the new Laduree brunch menu. It is a focused selection of classic French pastries and brunch fare. Those who prefer hot dishes with a protein will appreciate the omelettes, and the egg and salmon toast. Champagne and cocktails are also available at this time.
Front entrance of Laduree Vancouver. On the right hand side are Laduree gifts including: shopping bags, teas, candles, perfume, books, keychains and various gift sets. Displayed on the left are food items to be consumed in-house or to-go. There are: chocolates, desserts, ice cream and macarons flown in from France. At the back is the cozy tea salon.
The French pastries and desserts are the newest offerings at Laduree. They are made in a local facility following the exact recipe as the ones in France. My favourite pastry is the rose croissant.
Laduree's signature macarons are flown in several times a month. One of the newest flavours is the maple syrup. My personal favourite is the rose petal, its so fragrant and has a very delicate flavour that is not too sweet.
There are over 9 different tea blends to choose from. I've always loved the Marie Antoinette tea blend but this time I decided to have a simple Ceylon tea which is one of the varieties found in English Breakfast. It's mild and tastes good with cream.
The omelette is a must-order for those who love a smooth egg omelette. I was told that it's made with a secret technique that makes the eggs extra silky without browning. Inside the "Laduree Omelette" are mushrooms, Emmental cheese, ham and tomato, served with a mesclun salad.
For toasts, there are 3 variations: avocado, avocado and salmon, and egg, avocado and salmon. Pictured above is the one with the total fixings. It is so delicious with the fresh smoked salmon, perfectly runny soft-boiled egg and a refreshing sauce with a slight acidity.
I was also gifted this classic Ispahan macaron cake and a box of Laduree macarons. The Ispahan is so stunning and delicious, consisting of two expertly made large macaron shells filled with a delicate rose buttercream, fresh lychees and raspberry. All the flavours from each element comes through and pairs well with the macaron shells, cutting down the sweetness. It's the perfect flavour combination and why it is a signature Laduree dessert. I really appreciate this cake because I know baking large macaron shells are no easy feat and the construction with each of the fresh raspberries takes time and precision. It's a wonderful cake to bring to a dinner or birthday party.
As you already know from all my previous posts, I love the world of Laduree. It's continuous new offerings bring excitement and a little Parisian magic to Vancouver. It's always on the top of my afternoon tea recommendations list and now for brunch as well. Maybe I'll see you there?
Until next time.
A: 1141 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5
H: Sunday-Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm, Thursday-Saturday 10 am - 9 pm
P: (604) 336-3030
All food and drinks were complimentary. All opinions are my own.