May 26, 2014

From Caribbean to Brunch x Calabash Bistro x Gastown

Brunch menu tasting at Calabash Bistro in Gastown on May 22, 2014.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro | Gastown, Vancouver

Brunch options are getting more and more fierce and competitive. Calabash, the Gastown meets Chinatown Carribean eatery and bar, has launched its own weekend brunch menu and I came along to try it out.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro | Gastown, Vancouver

To start, we sampled the Escovitch fish (pan-seared snapper with tangy Escovitch sauce, fried plantain, cucumber, rice, and peas). It was standard in a positive way as an enjoyable, well-cooked dish tinged with some nice natural tastes.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro | Gastown, Vancouver

Their famous dark and stormy cocktail (with ginger-infused rum, house-made ginger beer, bitters, and ginger syrup) lived up to the hype with tons of smooth flavours and tasty, refreshing nature.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro | Gastown, Vancouver

My highlight was the delectable Oxtail stew brunch bowl (with two poached eggs, fried plantains, coconut rundown hollandaise sauce, rice, and peas). All the elements mixed together added to its lovely taste and deliciousness.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro | Gastown, Vancouver

I found the coconut jumpy (with El Dorado 3-year-old rum shaken with coconut water, agave syrup, muddled lemongrass, mint, and lime zest) strong and stiff in its tropical coconut influence.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro | Gastown, Vancouver

I dug the Salara French toast (with Guyanese coconut bread, fruit, banana cream, and spice mango syrup) and its unique take on a standard breakfast dish.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro | Gastown, Vancouver

Calabash offers a lot of intriguing and satisfying brunch dishes all featuring unique Caribbean twists. Its eclectic menu did not disappoint.


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