We were invited to attend a media event at EBO Restaurant at the Delta Burnaby Hotel to showcase their Sunday Brunch. We’ve previously experienced an excellent dinner at EBO and then breakfast the next morning after spending the night at the Delta Burnaby Hotel, so we were excited to try Executive Chef Daniel Craig’s brunch offerings. I was also eager because brunch is my favorite meal – you don’t have to pick between sweet and savory foods, and it’s always a relaxing way to spend a late morning/early afternoon on the weekend.
Sunday Brunch at EBO is one of the best and is regularly priced at $30.95 for adults (including a mimosa) and is 50% off for children aged 6-12. Brunch is complimentary for children five years old and younger. So don’t feel like you have to leave your kids at home to go eat a great meal! Another perk at EBO, and Delta Burnaby Hotel & Grand Villa Casino, is that they offer free parking. Usually, hotels in downtown Vancouver will charge at least twenty bucks (I think it costs $40 to park at the Fairmont Pacific Rim).
EBO Restaurant has been the talk of the town primarily due to its focus on quality locally sourced ingredients and having everything made in-house, not to mention award winning Chef Daniel Craig’s expertise in the kitchen. What impressed us was the caliber of the brunch items here, that echoes the same commitment to quality as their dinner offerings. Let’s see what we ate, shall we?
We started with roti! Yes, Chef John was on hand making fresh roti in front of everybody’s eyes. The final product was what you would expect from roti canai found in Malaysia, and was reminiscent of what we experienced during our travels in South East Asia. It had a nice crispy exterior with a fluffy interior. The curry dipping sauce had a well rounded flavour to it, and wasn’t too spicy or overpowering.
A made-to-order omelette station is always offered on any good hotel buffet. And here at EBO it’s no exception–order any omelette you want prepared right in front of you, using free run eggs. We didn’t get a chance to try an omelette this time around, since there was such a great selection of other hot items including Orange Cinnamon French Toast, Smoked Bacon & Sausage, Eggs Benedict, Chef’s Choice Pasta, Slow Cooked Steelhead with Confit Squid and Lobster Emulsion, Roast Beef, House Made BBQ Pork, Assorted Dim Sum, and Chicken Satay – just to name a few.
Cold items included Smoked Salmon, Poached Prawns, various domestic and international Cheeses and Charcuterie. Around the corner, there was a selection of salads consisting of Greek Salad, Marinated Potato Salad with roasted red peppers, lemon & tarragon, Chow Mein Noodle Salad with coconut scented chicken and peppers, Tomato & Bocconcini Salad, Chicken Liver Pate with house baked brioche and Assorted Sushi. They even offered house-made Kimchi! On the other side, desserts were a plenty, including Cheesecake and Macarons, and there was a Kids Station that provided cereals, chicken fingers and fries for children.
Overall, Sunday Brunch at EBO Restaurant is all about quality over quantity. You don’t come here to gorge yourself silly (although you could if that’s your thing!), instead you come to experience a wide variety of dishes all in one setting, with flavours spanning the Pacific Rim and beyond. Take a look at our EBO Sunday Brunch overview we shot here:
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