|Complimentary Lemon Poppy Seed Scones|
To start the extremely late brunch (three o'clock!), her mother ordered two appetizers for the table. Twelve starving girls devoured the calamari and king crab tempura before I even remember to take a photo. There was nothing significantly special about the calamari so I don't particularly recommend this $15 dish. On the other hand, the king crab tempura was delicious. The portion looked small but even when cut into six pieces, each piece had an inch thick round of king crab; succulent and juicy. Paired with an interesting dipping mixture of avocado, hot sauce, and a teriyaki-like sauce, it was worth my stomach area. It's a bit pricey at $17 but if you're here for seafood, might as well give it a try.
|Crab and Avocado Eggs Benedict ($10 special)|
|Free Birthday Creme Brule|
The sunshine has arrived and that means their outdoor patio is now open! It would be a lovely place to spend a sunny day chatting with some friends. But be warned, there will probably be a long wait list for the patio seating on busy days. When we arrived at 3pm, they said it would be a two hour wait.
Joe Forte's an iconic restaurant in the heart of Downtown Vancouver that is famous for seafood. Very easy to get to and find. I wouldn't say there's anything especially interesting on their menu, but the service and ambiance is good. At the graduation celebration, our waitress happily helped us take many photos and another waiter playfully posed in the back. That's one benefit of going at an odd time of day. The only one complaint I would say is that on my birthday visit, I had asked for the hollandaise sauce on the side. As you can see, that didn't really happen, but I didn't bother sending it back to the kitchen for such a small issue. The seafood tower on ice is famous here, but I have never tried it myself. On weekdays there is a Blue Menu Special where the entree of the day is only $10. I plan to give it a try this summer when I'm out of school. Even though the quality of ingredients is good, I don't think their food matches up to the extremely high prices. But it's a restaurant you can't go wrong with if you're looking to celebrate a special occasion with some fine dining.
Love from Coconut Crumpet's Corner ♡