Nique Restaurant
30 Vine Street, Hamilton, Ontario
http://www.niquerestaurant.ca

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Hamilton is spoiled when it comes to brunch options (The Beverly on Locke, Papa Leos, The French – I’m looking at you!). Adding to this delicious plethora of morning munchies is Nique’s brunch menu. I was lucky enough to get invited to a free brunch tasting at Nique with my friend Sid Friedman.

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Here’s what I experienced:

After much deliberation over the tasting-looking options (seriously we took forever – sorry to the lovely girl serving us!), I went with the Beet Rosti and Sid with the Smoked Brisket Benedict.

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On the side, a fresh-squeezed blood orange mimosa to share and bottomless coffee. Both were delish, and since I had yet to have my morning caffeine, that bottomless mug was heartily appreciated.

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Beets aren’t my fave thing ever, but I was in the mood to try something different. I’m so glad I went with this option, and would definitely order it again. First off, it was way bigger than I expected, with 3 hearty rosti’s made of shredded beets and topped with two poached eggs, goat cheese, hollandaise, candied walnuts and pickled onions.

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Sid went with the Smoked Brisket Benedict with BBQ Brisket, 1000 Island Hollandaise, and a Poached Egg for his main. He was generous enough to share half of it with me – thanks Sid! – by this point I was already stuffed to the gills with eggs, but ya gotta do it for the experience, right? I was pleasantly surprised with the flavours of this one. It was a yummy, classic eggs benny with the addition of the tender, sweet brisket.

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We finished off with a “Dutch Baby” dessert. Everyone that I had told that name to, laughed, but I got the last laugh because I got to try it. Ha. Ha.

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The server described the Dutch Baby as a pancake-type thing with a sweet berry compote in a cast iron pan that would fold over itself when baked. I’m not the type to order a whole pancake order for a meal, but this had a very different texture! It was almost like a soufflé without a risen centre. Underneath the berry compote was a soft, almost custard like texture dessert, while the edges of the pastry stayed crisp. You do basically need every utensil to eat this one, but it is so worth it.

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All in all, everything was A-Plus and it was great catching up with an old bud. Looking forward to my next brunch experience at Nique!

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#MediaEvent – Thank you to Nique Restaurant and TasteHamont for arranging this free media event. This post is sponsored, but the opinions are my own.