Cosca is a relatively new Italian restaurant on Denman. I decided to come here for a Saturday brunch, but was surprised to find the place completely empty. I really liked the decor though. I think I'm into the wooden and country theme.

The Cosca eggs benedict ($13) was the best I've had recently. The English muffin was slightly crusty with a soft interior and a thin layer of creamy butter spread on top. The rosemary ham was flavourful, but not overly salty. The eggs were barely cooked with a liquid yolk and a very soft and tender white. The nicest touch was the crunchy endives that added a sense of refreshment to the dish. The cayenne pepper on the egg also helped enhance the taste. Even the potatoes were well seasoned and savoury with a pronounced rosemary flavour.

The classico baked eggs ($12) is one of the chef's specialties. I've never had baked eggs before, so I was excited to try this dish. The bowl came sizzling hot with the eggs still bubbling away. The mixture in the bowl was a combination of 2 eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, pancetta and cheese. It was very oily, but also very tasty and flavourful. It was really good objectively, but I didn't like it much because there was a very strong mushroom flavour and I'm not a fan of mushrooms.

The panettone French toast ($8) was delicious, but also a rather small portion for the price. I liked the raisins in the bread, which went well with both the chocolate sauce and the berry coulis. The chocolate wasn't very sweet, but I thought there was a bit too much of it. After all, I prefer to have lighter breakfasts.

I was a bit worried at first because there were no other customers apart from us, but the food proved to be way above average. In fact, this was the best brunch I've had for a long time. I noticed a poster on the window that said there's a 3-course dinner offered Mon-Fri between 4-6 pm for only $15.95 per person! That's even cheaper than Bistro 101. It sounds really appealing, and I'm sure I'll be back to check that out.

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  1. Come lunch/dinner time. The food is simply exquisite. The risottos, the pastas, the lamb... and the cherry chocolate torte.

  2. @chx: Yes! I'm gonna go for that $15.95 dinner soon... Though I'm more interested in the tiramisu myself!


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