Group Brunch at The Reef on Commercial Drive

August 12, 2011

November 6th, 2010. Group Brunch at The Reef

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

There needed to be another random group eating adventure.  Caribbean Brunch?  Absolutely!  I made reservations at The Reef on Commercial Drive and prayed to the food gods to not let us down!

The space is decorated like a tiki hut, with light wooden tables and chairs and straw thatching.  Bursts of color play up to the Caribbean theme and even on this particularly drab November day we still managed to find sunshine in each other’s company!

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I couldn’t help myself…I ordered the  Battdo de Pina: Pineapple Shake!  I just wish I could have been sweeter and more pineapple-y..and not so frothy…

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe these were Plantain Hush Puppies with flavored butter.  They were fried a bit too long which made the batter kind of hard and not moist.  I liked the butter and the sugar coating 😀

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

 
 

 

 

 

  Sam Lord’s Breakfast: 2 free range eggs, chorizo sausage with hash browns and multigrain toast.  Apparantly nothing too special.

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

 

 

 

Richard had the Trini Roti: Choice of curried meat wrapped in a roti and served with coleslaw.  Uhm…where’s the dressing on the slaw there? Lol!  This was not filling enough for Richard, who ended up eating some more food.

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

 

 

 

Rhea had the Jerk Salmon Benny: Wild salmon filet topped with their signature jerk sauce on a toasted English muffin. Topped with medium poached eggs and a citrus hollandaise and a side of hash browns.

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

 

 

 

 

My meal was the Calypso Oxtail: Savory bone-in beef stew with potato, carrots and a side of rice and peas.  Too many carrots 😛  Looks like Korean Galbi-Jjim, right?  I would have liked this even more if it was saucier.

The Reef on Commercial Drive

The Reef on Commercial Drive

 

Overall the meal was interesting, but not really revolutionary.  The menu as a whole is such a mix of cultures that it left us wondering why there were so many other ethnicities represented.

Influence and being a hodge-podge are 2 different things.  Some of the food was good, but others felt like just regular breakfast fare.  Hit and miss.

Oh, and they pre-calculated the tip since we were a larger group is fine..but they calculated the tip based on the total amount of the bill….which means including tax.  Not good.  We took it up with the server, but she didn’t want to talk about it and was very evasive.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: