Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beachside Forno

UPDATE (04/16/13): They are now closed.
Sunshine – score! We had plans to meet friends in Ambleside for a round of pitch and putt golf and thankfully, the weather played along. But, of course, first we needed a warmup. Just a short drive from the golf course, the Beachside Forno was the perfect location. With plenty of free parking, there are no obstacles to dining here. Another striking feature of this location is their patio with a view to the beach and beyond to Stanley Park and English Bay, definitely one of the best patio brunch destinations in the city.

The menu has a few highlights, as well. I’m always up for a non-traditional take on a benny, and my Braised Short Rib on Apple-Potato Pancake Benny was just that. But I think they’ve really hit their sweet spot with their Breakfast Pizza concoctions. Today’s special was chorizo, provolone, topped with an herb egg scramble.

I score this experience as a par. As expected, and completely satisfying.

1362 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Brunch hours: Saturday/Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

1 comment:

shoregirl said...

I'm so glad you found this little North Shore gem!! We've had some amazing days out on their patio. I am so excited for summer to start aka patio season!