Again, better late than never, I’m finally getting around to finishing this post which I should have completed several months ago. In addition to going to Toulouse Petit for their late night Happy Hour, my friend C and I went back the very next morning for their Breakfast Happy Hour. During the Breakfast Happy Hour at Toulouse Petit, which runs from 8am to 11am on weekdays, all of the breakfast items from the regular menu are $8 unless otherwise noted. The Breakfast menu is quite diverse with a variety of items ranging from Creole-inspired breakfast classics such as biscuits and gravy to omelets and scrambled eggs as well as various versions of eggs benny. Everything on the menu was very gourmet and sounded delicious so we had a hard time narrowing down our selection.
My friend C tried the “Eggs Charcutieres” with Rustic Duck Terrine ($12 during Breakfast Happy Hour; otherwise regular price $17), which was served with a veal shallot pan sauce. There is actually another variation of eggs benny on the menu that is quite similar to the “Eggs Charcutieres”, the “Rustic Duck and Pistachio Terrine” Eggs Benedict ($8 during Breakfast Happy Hour; otherwise regular price $15), except that version comes topped with a house made creole hollandaise sauce and does not come with the veal shallot pan sauce. The eggs were perfectly soft poached. My friend C loved the think slices of duck terrine that was studded with pistachios and seared to perfection. The terrine itself was actually quite hearty and meaty. The veal shallot pan sauce was savoury and delicious. This dish was definitely a hit and something we would for sure order again on our next visit.
I ordered the famous Cured Pork Cheeks Confit Hash ($8 during Breakfast Happy Hour; otherwise regular price $14). This was the dish Melissa d’Arabian raved about on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Bang for the Buck episode. At the time this episode first aired, the Breakfast Happy Hour items were only $6. But even at $8 now, this dish is a steal. I was amazed at the complexity of flavours in this dish. The hash consisted of the smoky pork cheek pieces that were tender and flavourful along with perfectly fried fingerling potatoes, peppery arugula and perfectly cooked asparagus. It was all topped with two perfectly cooked overeasy eggs with a runny yolk that provided a silky coating to the hash. I loved the contrasting flavours and textures. This dish was phenomenal and easily one of the most memorable breakfast dishes I’ve ever had. Although the portion was just perfect for me, I thought it was great for $8 but would be a little on the small side if I were paying the regular price. Taste-wise though, it was top-notch.
For dessert, we tried a small order of the Toulouse Beignets ($5 for small; $10 for large), which were topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of chicory anglaise for dipping. The beignets were a little dense for my liking but I enjoyed the flavourful chicory anglaise. Comparatively, if I had to choose, I personally prefer the light and fluffy famous Made to Order Donuts from Dahlia Bakery though they are of a different style.
Overall, my friend C and I were really impressed with the Breakfast Happy Hour at Toulouse Petit. The dishes were definitely great value relative to the Breakfast Happy Hour price. We’d definitely plan our itinerary so that we can be back again for the Breakfast Happy Hour.
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge
601 Queen Anne Ave N