Sunday, August 24, 2008

Brunch at The Kitchen: Mmmmmmm!

So, I messed up and planned a brunch date for 10AM at The Kitchen when they actually didn't open until 11. I'm an idiot. If this happens to you too, The Drake is open from 8 and you can kill time with some surprisingly cheap tea and coffee.

When we got to The Kitchen, the patio was lovely, peaceful, and sunny. I ordered the Chorizo Hash just like Olivia suggested and it was fantastic. It is sauteed chorizo and potato topped with 2 eggs made as you like, and accompanied by four half slices of white or whole wheat toast and either salad or fries. I was a pain and asked for a bit of each and they gave me a generous serving of both. The chorizo hash was nicely spicy and salty and the poached eggs were like something from a food magazine. It's so difficult to make a poached egg look attractive and these were beautiful and perfectly runny inside. The fries are those great tricoloured ones that are on the dinner menu and they make the plate even prettier. The greens were dressed just the right amount with their tasty house dressing.

The Kitchen is a really great bet for brunch in Parkdale, especially in these waning summer days. The patio faces Northcote instead of Queen and is comfortable and quiet. The brunch here is a well-enough kept secret that you can have a leisurely meal without having people in line glaring at you to wrap up, yet still have amazing food. I'll be back for sure.

The Kitchen
1186 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON


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