With the strong dollar and the variety of shopping (nevermind Trader Joes) it makes it worthwhile to take a trip down to Seattle. In my opinion the one thing that Seattle does a lot better than Vancouver is West Coast cuisine. With a little internet research, and some GPS programming, we were off.
First brunch, Sitka and Spruce.
First of all, this place is damn cute. Sitka and Spruce is co located amongst a few other food shops in a space that used to be an autobody shop. The autobody shop is now home to what appeared to be an amazing butcher, a cute flower shop, a bar/wine store and a coffee shop. Essentially a cute little market with amazing product.
It appears the brunch menu is constantly changing but on our visit the four of us had the following:
Sheep's milk feta with oliver oil, heirloom navels, fennel, honey, pistachio and dukkah ($8) - Incredible, and pretty simple. A great dish to try and recreate at home.
The scone ($3.50) was as fantastic as it looked
Block cod lox, creme fraiche, red onion and dill ($13) - our least favourite of our dishes but decent and very unique. You rarely can find cold smoked black cod.
Poached chicken with very crispy broccolini ($13) - such a clean taste and the contrast with the crispy vegetables was amazing.
Cooked green, pork belly and a poached egg ($15) - fantastic.
What an awesome place.
Sitka and Spruce
1531 Melrose Ave