I have never been much of a breakfast person. Despite my love of most breakfast food, not to mention my addiction to bacon, it just didn’t seem worth it to wake up early and eat. Which is why brunch is one of the best creations ever. Recently I received a coupon for a free mimosa with brunch at Ensemble Tap on Smithe. I visited the original Ensemble last year and was excited to try the new restaurant (and get my free mimosa).
First of all, the mimosa was amazing! They come in guava flavor as well as orange and were delicious and perfect for brunch. I ordered the pulled pork with barbeque beans and was amazed by the depth of flavor in the bowl. The only problem was that the beans and pork were so well flavored that I couldn’t taste the poached eggs. Despite this, the dish was excellent. I was lucky enough to have my mom as my brunch buddy and she ordered the three farm eggs with bacon. Despite the comparative simplicity of her meal, the eggs were amazing and had vibrant yellow yolks. Her plate also came with the best sourdough toast I have tasted at a restaurant.
Overall the meal was excellent. There were some small imperfections, but I strongly believe that Ensemble Tap will become a popular new brunch place. And since I left with a new mimosa coupon, I definitely intend to visit again.