Fairmont Pacific Rim Five Course Cocktail Brunch

Fairmont Pacific Rim Five Course Cocktail Brunch

I had the pleasure of joining three fellow foodies for the 'Five Course Cocktail Brunch' at The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel recently. With a twist on the traditional, this Japanese inspired brunch combines breakfast favourites with sushi staples.  You also have the option to make it a 'cocktail  brunch' with their perfectly paired cocktails at an additional cost.

The 'Five Course Cocktail Brunch' is served from 11-2pm, Saturday & Sundays in the Raw Bar/Lobby Lounge of the sophisticated & modern Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

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The spectacular double sided fireplace in the Lobby Lounge.

Five Course Cocktail Brunch Menu:

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First Course consists of 2 options:

Red Tuna Tataki or Torched Wagyu Beef Salad.

We ordered both items to have a taste of each. The Wagyu Beef was good but I loved the Red Tuna Tataki. The yuzu vinaigrette & perfectly seasoned tuna was the winner for me.

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Deliciously prepared Red Tuna Tataki.

The second course:

Signature Bacon & Sable Miso.

This is seriously the best Miso soup I have ever had. The broth is a bacon dashi, with house cured sable fish, ginger and scallion. Don't let my 'uninspiring'  photo fool you. This was amazing!!

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Third Course option:

Kurobuta Pork Belly Kakuni or Wild Salmon Motoyaki Benny.

Again we ordered one of each.  The Kurobuta Pork Belly was very tender, and accompanied with a 62 degree egg, root vegetables, all in a sweet soy broth with a bowl of tamanishiki rice on the side.

The Wild Salmon Benny was not only delicious, but beautifully presented with a perfectly poached egg, sweet milk bread, ikura, miso hollandaise and avocado. It's almost too pretty to eat.

I really enjoyed both dishes so you can't go wrong with either in my opinion.

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Kurobuta Pork Belly Kakuni

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Wild Salmon Motoyaki Benny.

Fourth Course:

Sushi Omakase.

The chef's selection of sushi was the perfect way to finish off our meal before the dessert course.

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Fish used for the Omakase is prepared with the freshest fish available and therefore may change daily.

Fifth Course:

Yakult Shooter.

Lastly, the dessert. - Plum gelee, pear, matcha  green tea, black sesame powder, and yuzu pearls. This was okay and my least favourite of all the dishes. Nonetheless, it's a creative approach to present the dessert in oyster shells.

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The 5 Course Cocktail Brunch is $42 per person plus an additional $28 if you choose the cocktail pairing.  Overall I throughly enjoyed the brunch and highly recommend it.  The portions are generous and service is always top notch. Reservations are recommended.

The RawBar at The Lobby Lounge @ The Fairmont Pacific Rim

http://m.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/dining/the-raw-bar/

1038 Canada Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

(604) 695-5300