Review—Beyoncé Brunch at Black Sheep
When I saw the event details for this pop up in my Facebook feed, it seemed like kind of a no-brainer. The queen of pop paired with the king of meals? Sign. Me. Up.
I've been to Black Sheep before, so I had high hopes. And spoiler: it did not disappoint.
We rolled in around 10:30 and there was a bit of a wait—to be expected for a Sunday morning. The line was moving pretty quickly and within 20minutes we were seated.
Beyoncé tunes were (obviously) bumping, and there was a themed brunch menu in addition to the regular menu for the day. Here's where I have a bone to pick though. A Beyoncé themed brunch, but the only brunch special was the Jay Z breakfast?! I mean, no disrespect to the Hova, but come on. Why can one only purchase boozey Beyoncé things? Surely Bey also likes to eat brunch?
Anyway. Though temped by the bottle of Cristal for a mere $290 (trucker hat included!), I opted to get a different cocktail. I don't usually do brunch drinks, but I figured today was a special occasion so I ordered some kind of delicious mixture of gin, strawberry, rhubarb, lemon, mint, and soda water. I can't remember the name and it doesn't appear to be on the website cocktail menu, but suffice to say it was delicious.
As for food, I went for the Tostada which was a tasty mixture of tofu chorizo, poached eggs, rice, refried beans, tomato, pickled jalapeños, guacamole, corn tostada, and green onion crema. My Beyoncé brunching companion ordered the focaccia French toast.
Our food arrived in a good amount of time—not too soon, but also not too tardy which is impressive given how busy the restaurant was. And it was incredible. The eggs were soft poached so the yolk made an excellent sauce addition to the already flavourful rice and beans mixture. The tostadas were actually just hard-shell tacos, but 'tostada' sounds a lot classier than that so whatever. The vegan chorizo had a nice spice and texture. I should have passed on the pickled jalapeños—but I forgot. I'm sure they were good, I just don't really care for them and ended up picking them out. But their essence added a nice bit of additional heat.
Overall, it was a lot of food—but unlike say, a breakfast poutine or something, I didn't find it too heavy.
The tunes were a great addition, and also props to the server who was dressed in full on Beyoncé Formation get-up. Hard-core golf claps. I didn't snap a picture because I thought that might be weird? So just trust me when I say that she was slaying it. (EDIT: Black Sheep Posted a photo on their IG of her, so I have borrowed it!)
As mentioned, this wasn't my first time here, and based on how damn tasty the brunch was again, it won't be my last.