Saturday, January 8, 2011

Au Petit Chavignol (CLOSED)

UPDATE (04/14/13): Sadly they are now closed.
I want to go back already! For those who aren’t aware, Au Petit Chavignol is a wine- and cheese-focused restaurant partnered with neighbouring shop, Les Amis du Fromage. Forgoing the wine, I did venture ever so delicately into the cheese arena. In hindsight, I should have dove in!

We had a scrumptious brunch – Pork Belly Eggs Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, Serrano Ham, Manchego, and Egg Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and French Onion Soup - all executed in a simple, classic manner. Yet, I am now wondering why I did not order the poutine? Or the Croque Madame? Or the Raclette? Next time. And soon.

Gratefully, we did have the smarts to get two orders of the fresh-from-the-oven-to-table chocolate cookies! Slightly crispy outside and warm, oozing chocolate on the inside, almost brownie-like. The cookies are incredibly rich and I noticed they were served in paper bags, as if it was assumed one would not be able to finish them all in one sitting, and could take them home. Yeah, right. Nothing but empty paper bags were left.

845 East Hastings Street
Brunch Hours: Saturday/Sunday: 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.


bar said...

Croque Madame was the best!!!

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Anonymous said...

This isn't an Au Petit Chavignol-specific question, but do any restaurants that you try ever NOT make your blog?

Your blog seems complimentary not critical (I, admittedly, haven't read every review though) and I wondered if there were any places/menu items to avoid?


In Search of Breakfast said...

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for your comments! This blog is intended to be a record of my adventures not a site for critique. Personally, I don't believe in criticizing as every experience is unique to every individual.

From the beginning I consciously chose to only relay the positive aspects of my experiences. What I learned from this is that life is all about perspective. Because I've gone into every experience expecting and looking for the best, that's what I experience. Who knew a blog about breakfast could teach me such a valuable lesson?!

My suggestion is to take each experience for what it is - a wonderful adventure to be had.

Happy breakfasting!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I thought you might say something like that. And I appreciate the perspective, very inspiring!!

I am always checking for new have a forever fan here. <3