Fable was opened by Top Chef Runner up Trevor Bird in May of this year. Like a few of the great new restaurants opening up around Vancouver, Fable is all about delivering delicious locally sourced food – from farm to table. I love the name!
I have been meaning to dine here for quite some time, but as a West Ender, I don’t venture out to Kitsilano as often as I should. One Saturday during the move, Jake and I decided to treat ourselves to a delicious brunch out and so Fable it was!
Upon walking into Fable, you feel instantly relaxed and comfortable. It’s rustic, warm, and not pretentious feeling in the slightest. I feel like that’s quite rare these days with all the new hip joints opening up. The seating area is open creating a nice social barn-like atmosphere. The servers are dressed in button up shirts adding to the immaculate rustic theme. Feature image courtesy of their Facebook page. Apologies for the horribly coloured images in this post. Will remember to put the camera on manual next time round.
I ordered the Scrambled Eggs: Curtis’ brioche, rosti – Walter’s eggs, Sautéed spinach/bacon, and parmesan.
The eggs were delicious, prepared really well, and served in a little mason jar topped with bacon bits, spinach and a light parmesan foam. I cannot fault their eggs in the slightest. They were perfectly made.
The brioche was soft and fluffy as it should be. The home made strawberry jam was delightful. I will need to make my own one day. You can taste the difference with one that has come out of a jar. And the hash cake, crunchy on the outside, hashy on the inside. The yoghurt chive dollop really added to the flavour.
Jake ordered the Eggs Benedict with Olive oil Hollandaise and halibut brandade.
The Hollandaise makes or breaks an eggs benny in my mind. Fable’s hollandaise, was light, lemony and not too heavy and overpowering. It was just perfect. In saying that the dish was creamy as a whole, but again not in an overpowering way. The halibut cake was subtle, but a preferred alternative to a heavy salmon.
To top off the meal we received two home-made cranberry white chocolate cookies. Not the best cookie I’ve had to be fair, but it was a cute freebie.
I am desperate to come back to Fable for their dinner service, which I hear is casual with fine dining service. Also worth noting that their latte was one of the best I’ve had in Vancouver – and for a Kiwi that’s saying a lot.
Price $$ | Service 5 | Atmosphere 4.5 | Overall 4.5
1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver | 604-732-1322 | fablekitchen.ca
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