After day one at the festival, and an epic pig-roast at Cochon 555’s Heritage BBQ, I woke up a wee-bit bloated, hungover, and porked out. Ha, nothing a good work-out couldn’t fix (trust me, I’m an expert eater). So I hit up a double class at the Yorkville Club (including a super sweaty spin sesh), cooled off in a luke-warm shower and emerged famished just in time for everyone’s favourite mid-day meal- brunch at Buca.
Buca Goodness at Brunch!
Bologna Pony ($16)
Buttermilk Pancakes, Fried Mortadella, Taleggio Cheese, Hen’s Egg, Day Pepper, Maple, Pickle Salad
Talk about an over-the-top breakfast of champions. The sweet fluffy pancakes, the savoury meaty mortadella, and the luscious runny egg- omg, this was totally worth that spin class.
Stracciatella Cheese, Fried Eggplant, Grilled Peaches, Tropea Onion, Pangattato
A light, perfectly balanced late Summer salad. Get it before the peaches are gone!
A Tasting of Daily Pastries
The vanilla-bean cream filled bomboloni? Oh heaven. And those cannoli’s are my favourite in the city.
Miss out on the weekend launch? That’s okay. While Chef Jennings’ Bologna Pony was only around for the one day, the good news is that Buca Yorkville is officially on the Brunch bandwagon. Buca is open for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-3 PM. Be sure to check out their website for reservations and more information.
Disclaimer: The preceding meal was complimentary, however, as always, all opinions are genuine.
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.