Once news got out I was moving back to Vancouver, people had a lot to say to me. Many words of encouragement, some words of discouragement…
The one consistent thing people said to me was: have you tried Medina yet? You will love Medina.
Look at that, I do.
It wasn’t necessarily about the food. In fact it was 25% the menu and food, 50% the venue, culture and service, and 25% the latte. One latte grabbed one-quarter of my love. Seriously.
The lavender latte is good as they say. It’s subtle,lightly sweetened, softly scented and loudly delicious.
|Poetry in a cup|
We all started with a waffle ($3.15 plus $1 topping):
|Salted caramel because I don’t much like rosewater, and chocolate and fruit make me uncomfortable…|
The menu is culturally eclectic and flavor-packed bistroesque food. Favourites include paella ($12), cassoulet ($15), and tangine ($14). I had the latter:
|2 poached eggs, spicy tomato stew, red pepper, merguez sausage, Moroccan olives, cilantro with grilled foccacia and raita|
|1 baked egg, curried orzo, Hungarian chorizo, zucchini, red pepper, roasted corn, grano padano, watercress, avocado, and tomato salad|
This is not your mother’s brunch/breakfast. It’s cultured comfort food with a fabulous twist.