This past weekend, I went to breakfast to try out 100 Days (in the Opus Hotel in Yaletown) for the first time with a group of girlfriends. It was fairly early for brunch for me (10:30 on a Sunday), and it appeared to be that way for some others as well, as it was around 11 before everyone actually made it. One friend was driving in from Osoyoos that morning (I know, she’s crazy), and another just woke up at 10:32, and had to roll out and shower (she was also a bit distracted since she couldn’t recall how she had made it home the night before).
Good ol’ Sunday mornings.
Anyway, once we had settled in and gotten some coffee (and tea for me) and a snack to tide the three of us over until everyone had arrived, we took a look at the brunch menu. During this time, we ran into several other people we knew, dining at the other tables. It almost felt like eating at someone’s abode after a crazy house party the night before. Yaletown is definitely a small world.
Seeing as I was a bit tired from a birthday party I’d attended the night before as well, I wasn’t really in the mood to pull out my regular camera, and just decided to let my iPhone do all of the snapshots that morning (thus, the blurry pictures that I didn’t have a lot of patience to correct at the time).
I didn’t actually try most of the dishes, so I’ve just got some snapshots and descriptions for you, and not a whole lot of ratings this time around.
Let’s start with the Opus Eggs Benedict. This came with shaved prosciutto di parma, burrata cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise over an English muffin, and the house hash potatoes. Despite the initial overcooked and hardened eggs that first arrived and were immediately sent back, these seemed to bring some life back to my girlfriend that was eating it.
I had a bit of a struggle between the choice of the BC Eggs Benedict (which had mushrooms and truffle hollandaise) and the Bacon and Egg Gnocchi, but the home made potato pasta won out. This dish was definitely rich and creamy, and came with crispy pancetta, a soft fried free range egg, and green peas. But, I was quite happy with my selection in the end – don’t even think about it though if you’re on a diet of any kind.
One of the more popular dishes at 100 Days is the Breakfast Tacos with Fresh Guacamole. These looked quite tasty, and weren’t too large – I could have easily handled eating the whole plateful that morning if I had ordered them. The tacos were made with home made corn tortillas, black bean and corn, guacamole, tomato salsa, and scrambled egg.
The 100 Days Breakfast is a standard breakfast that you can find on most brunch menus. This version came with two eggs any style, bacon, links sausage, house hash, and roasted tomato.
Last of all, a special menu item was made for one of the more ambitious diners at our table, who was just starting a cleanse that morning (and what better time than after forgetting how she made it home the night before)! They put together some Scrambled Eggs and Spinach, with a side roasted tomato. This actually tasted quite good, and was nice and simple (a good alternative for those that don’t want to eat any carbs, as well).
I really enjoyed my breakfast there – it was good company, decent food, and a fun atmosphere. At 1 PM during brunch service on weekends, there is also a live DJ that comes in and plays for the crowd. Definitely a unique experience, and one that I was honestly a bit skeptical about from the beginning.
One Hundred Days is a graffiti art pop-up restaurant that will only be open until the end of December 2010. At that point, it will be replaced by a more permanent place. So if you’re itching to try it out, make sure to get there soon!
Food: (based on a single dish)