This review starts off with a story, a story about a girl who doesn’t go to brunch very often. This girl is Diva #1 who enjoys leisurely weekends spent nude in bed. She’s more of a dinner and cocktails gal. But when she was invited to Le Boucan to try out their brunch, she eagerly obliged and chose to go with her friend JB, who also doesn’t do brunch! Talk about getting out of our comfort zones…
Brunch is available at Le Boucan on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. And there are two Le Boucan locations, a little piece of information that we were unaware of. You see we thought the only Le Boucan was on Notre Dame, so we went there, 15 minutes late,. only to find out that our brunch reservation was at the Masson street location, a nice 20 minute drive North East, rather close Diva #1’s house. This is why we don’t brunch, we just don’t function properly before 7pm!
But all was made better when we sampled their mimosas menu. Our waitress explained that all the mimosas were made with syrups that were made in house, and full of flavour. We started with the cherry bourbon which was our favourite. The cherries were soaked in bourbon giving the mimosa a tart flavour. We also tried the lavender mimosa which wasn’t too overpowering but definitely tasted like lavender.
Although Le Boucan is a southern and BBQ restaurant, their brunch isn’t completely geared to that cuisine. We loved the Hawaii French toast covered in coconut before being cooked, smoked ham, grilled pineapple, which was the best part of this dish, some more of those cherries soaked in bourbon, served with a coconut English cream. We didn’t douse the French toast in the coconut English cream because we didn’t want the cream to take away from this dish’s many flavours. We loved the sweet and salty combo brought on by the ham and all the fruit, definitely a dish to return for!
The OBBBLT was our type of sandwich with an absurd amount of bacon. And not just any bacon, but a thick cut smoked bacon that was bursting out of the sandwich. The sandwich was also stuffed with lettuce, tomato, and a fried egg… with more bacon! Served with delicious potato and plantain breakfast taters, and a tasteless melon cucumber salad that we could have done without. This sandwich was huge and a meat lovers delight!
We had another mimosa for dessert because why not? The apple caramel mimosa tasted exactly like an apple pie with a caramel rim that wasn’t too sweet and the perfect end to our meal. Le Boucan, we’d get dressed, forsake a naked weekend in bed, and come back for your brunch and a few more of those darling mimosas!