Tableau Bar and Bistro is located close to Coal Harbour under the Loden Hotel and is known for their traditional French bistro fare. The meals are prepared by Executive Chef Marc-André Choquette.
We came here for Dee‘s Birthday Brunch to celebrate being a year wiser.
Their interior combines old world classic bistro elements with modern touches and a French-inspired menu that blends classic culinary flavours of Paris with the use of fresh west coast ingredients.
All brunches start with coffee, at least for me it does. I can’t function without it these days. I think I ended up getting 3 refills.
For others, it’s all about the cocktails to accompany brunch.
Bacon Caesar consists of bacon infused vodka, clamato, and a nice slice of crisp bacon on top.
1181 has gin, elderflower, lemonade, sparkling wine
Patisserie Basket ($12) was what we started off with. It consists of daily baked pastries croissant, pain au chocolat, muffins, and maple pecan danish. Sometimes the items in the basket may change. For us, they didn’t have any more maple pecan danishes, so chocolate banana bread was substituted. It was a good items to order for the large group of us. Everyone would try a piece.
Croque Monsieur and Frites has toasted, honey ham, gruyère cheese, with the added free range egg on top. They ran out of frites when we were here, so the alternative was potatoes.
Florentine Eggs Benedict had perfectly poached eggs on top. The spinach was delicious.
Shaved Brisket Eggs Benedict had a good portion of brisket.
Mushrooms on Toast is one of the featured items. I am a sucker for mushrooms, so I just gravitated towards this dish. It has a fried egg on top with creamy mushrooms, and toasted brioche on the bottom. The mushrooms were beaming with flavour from that sauce.
Overall, it was a good brunch with great friends to celebrate another milestone.
We rate Tableau Bar and Bistro:
Loden Hotel, 1181 Melville Street, Vancouver