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Supping in Vancouver: Provence Marinaside

ham and cheese omelette

Provence Marinaside
1177 Marinaside Crescent Vancouver.
Ph: 604-681-4144

Since I seldom eat breakfast out on weekdays and my mid-morning meetings tend to be at coffee shops rather than at full service restaurants, I didn't know that Provence Marinaside serves breakfasts.  But searching for a location in walking distance from home, with a water view for a celebratory and farewell breakfast with family, I found out that Provence Marinaside is open from from 8 am to 10:30 pm and has a great breakfast menu.

granolafruityogurtI made a reservation for 10 am. We arrived at the newly renovated restaurant shortly after that time and were promptly seated. Back on my high protein, low carb regimen again, I opted for the ham and cheese omlette with Black Forest ham, gruyère cheese and fresh herbs.

breakfast eggsI noted that the egg dishes on the menu are accompanied by potatoes and fresh fruit and a serious inner debate as to whether I should ask for the potatoes to be left off - low carb and all - but decided I should have the discipline to taste and not devour. The potatoes were delicoiously crisp outside with flaky interior and I actually managed to restrict myself to just eating a couple of pieces.


 One of my guests wanted the fruit salad with yogurt and granola, which is usually served in a single bowl. But she requested the deconstructed version that is shown in the photograph and our server was happy to oblige her.

The other guest enjoyed his two eggs with a toasted baguette. It came with a choice of accompaniments between sausages, bacon, roasted vegetables or smoked salmon, and he had the salmon.

We ended our meal  with a cappucino for me and tea for the guests. My visitors commented that the restaurant is open and airy and they enjoyed a relaxed and pleasant breakfast - a nice way to end their Vancouver vist.

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