Lips Resto is a new restaurant that opened up on Davie Street. Besides lunch and dinner, they also serve brunch on the weekends.
The chef and owner Curtis “Lips” Demyon is 17 years into his culinary career, most recently as executive chef at The Fish House in Stanley Park. With each dish on the menu, you can see Chef Curtis Demyon’s innovative twist to each dish that creates the memorable dining experience.
With the million-dollar renovation, it is bringing a fine-dining addition into a neighbourhood famous for casual and ethnic fare. The interior is beautiful and their windows open up so it’s like dining out in a patio, but indoors.
Coffee is a must for brunch if it’s the first thing you do in the morning. I have this bad habit of not even drinking water when I leave the house for brunch.
Muffin ($4) is definitely not what you expect a muffin to look like. It was pretty delicious as it uses the fresh strawberries of the summer. A good start to the meal.
The breakfast ($14) has 2 eggs, house smoked bacon, country sausage, tomatoes, broken potato rosti and toast. This is a good item to order if you just need a greasy hearty breakfast with lots of protein. I got the eggs poached medium and it was spot on. Thats my one important test from a restaurant is if they can get the poached eggs right. It will surprise you that some places just don’t know how to time the eggs properly.
The sausages were flavourful and the smokiness of the bacon was great. I found the rosti to be a tad salty.
Confit Pork Belly, sauteed onion, smoked jalapeno corn bread ($14) is served with broken potato rosti. M loved the generous portion of the pork belly and that corn bread was nice and crunchy to give it extra texture.
M loved the broken potato rosti as it was very different that most restaurants.
Curry Pork Sausage ($5) was delicious and M was amazed by the depth of flavour. The handmade sausages you can tell had a lot of care when they were making it.
Caramelized banana and dulce de leche Smashed Croissants ($14) is their twist on french toast. It’s so good and the perfect ending to brunch. M and I shared this to end off the brunch experience.
The caramelized banana and dulce de leche is a great combination and they didn’t make it overly sweet.
Overall, it was a great surprise to see them making some stellar brunch here. It’s a beautiful space to dine in and make sure to sit by the open windows during the summer. M is already planning his next brunch trip here. He was very impressed.
Foodology Disclaimer: I was invited by Lips Resto to dine for brunch and my meal was comped, but I made sure to tip their amazing and kind staff. All thoughts are my own.
We Rate Lips Resto:
1143 Davie Street, Vancouver