Friday, January 21, 2011
Brunch at Nectar
For the second time, we recently had brunch at Nectar Social House in Dartmouth. Located right beside Two If By Sea, Nectar is stylish, super modern, warm, and comfy all at the same time. Well, just look at that photo! Nice, right?
The place isn't packed which surprises me but it's also nice not to have to wait for a seat on a Sunday at noon. The coffee, non other than Kicking Horse out of BC, is delicious and replenished frequently, a huge bonus for this caffeine addict. This visit Brent chose lobster eggs benny since he was feeling rather celebratory and a side of Brothers bacon. He loved the benny especially the homemade hollandaise, a welcome change from the packaged versions at other breakfast joints. I ordered the crepes of asparagus, the same smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, and smoked applewood cheese sauce served with hash browns. The crepe and fillings were cooked perfectly, and thankfully, because there is nothing worse than poorly cooked asparagus! And ooooh, the bacon.We all know the joy that is bacon but this smoked bacon from Brothers on Agricola St. is something else. So smokey and salty and wonderful. A world better than any of that applewood smoked bacon that is all the hype right now. Your visit is worth it if not for the bacon alone. Really. Or you can head on over to Brothers and get a pound yourself! You will thank me.
I have read other reviews citing the brunch at Nectar as overpriced. I have to disagree. Sure, it is overpriced if you are looking for the standard greasy diner breakfast. But I am quite confident no one would expect that after walking in to the classy decor and modern design. Nectar is not about frozen hash browns, gargantuan portions, pancake mix or generic filter coffee. Rather, Nectar offers up delicious food made in house from local and organic sources in a stylish yet cozy atmosphere. Throw in excellent service and you've got one hell of a restaurant. I highly recommend their brunch (there is even an eggs Bombay dish with a curry sauce on rice....interesting)! And I'll let you know when we finally get there for dinner.