Sunday Brunch for QMUNITY

Comments 129 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay will be hosting Sunday Brunch for QMUNITY on April 29th at his latest restaurant, ensemble Tap (“eTap”). This event will serve as a fundraiser for QMUNITY, which is BC’s queer resource centre.

QMUNITY is a leading provincial resource centre offering community services and programs that celebrate, support and enhance the diverse cultures of queer communities. We offer our resources in a welcoming, accessible, and safe space that is relevant to the communities we serve. Our services and programs support healthy and active living, provide leadership, increase awareness, advocate where needed, and promote arts and culture.

When: Sunday April 29, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: ensemble Tap, 990 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online for $25

Executive Chef Brad Hendrickson will join Chef Dale MacKay in preparing brunch entrees, fresh mimosas, coffee, and more while guests enjoy live entertainment, raffle and door prizes. 25% of proceeds and $1 from each drink purchased will be donated to QMUNITY. Tickets must be purchased in advance as seating is limited.

To promote this special fundraising event, ensemble Tap — known for its brunch items such as crispy bacon pancakes and pulled pork paired with poached eggs and barbecue beans — has offered up a unique opportunity for a reader. The winner of this contest will be able to spend $125 to enjoy a separate brunch at their leisure (with up to three friends) at ensemble Tap. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite brunch foods (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win $125 for brunch with friends at @ensembletap from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 12:00pm. The prize cannot be redeemed for the QMUNITY fundraising brunch but can be enjoyed at any other time. Follow QMUNITY on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about their programs and initiatives in Vancouver and around BC.

Update The winner is Debbie F.

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  1. Get BuzzzedMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 2:32pm PDT

    This is an awesome contest, as I’m a huge fan of brunch – my ultimate fav is Eggs Benedict

  2. Jessica S.Monday, April 16th, 2012 — 2:36pm PDT

    Best contest ever! (well, it’s close ๐Ÿ™‚ :))
    My favorite is the Benny as well, or ANYTHING with truffle oil. Total addict.

  3. lizMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 2:39pm PDT

    eggs benny and french toast yumm!

  4. Michelle MMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT

    Fave Brunch item? Has to be any form of veggie hash!

  5. BonnieMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    My favourite brunch foods are pancakes or scrambled eggs, with sausage, toast and some type of potatoes. Yummy!

  6. DanielMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:30pm PDT

    Anything with eggs!

  7. harjitMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

    It’s so hard to choose! Breakfast beans, hashbrowns, crispy bacon, sausage, pancakes and scrambled eggs mmm

  8. Ginger Leah GervaisMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:33pm PDT

    Mmm omlette and potatoes with sausage ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. Alice IrwinMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:35pm PDT

    Spuds of any sort plus crispy bacon and scrambled eggs and a most fabulous mimosa to drink

  10. SanazMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:35pm PDT

    Eggs bennies are always my favourite brunch

  11. SamanthaMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    Belgian waffles, strawberries and fresh coffee!!!

  12. Darcy-Vancouver AirbnbMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    Eggs benny with hashbrowns and fruit

  13. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:41pm PDT

    Eggs benedict with some sort of chorizo or smoke salmon hash

  14. veronicaMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:44pm PDT

    I love an eggs benny with some sort of interesting twist. Mmm, brunch!

  15. NatalieMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:50pm PDT

    Bacon! Ok, not much of an egg person, but I love belgian waffles or pancakes!

  16. ValMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:54pm PDT

    Strawberries and cream on french toast and earl grey tea.

  17. nance428Monday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:04pm PDT

    bennies, waffles and caesar (the drink not the salad)!

  18. MichelleMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:12pm PDT

    Traditional breaky – bacon, sausages, eggs and some ham!

  19. CliffMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:29pm PDT

    Eggs benedict, quiche, traditional breakfasts (eggs, bacon, toast)

  20. BrendaMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:29pm PDT

    French toast

  21. ElizabethMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:32pm PDT

    I love Eggs Benedict and anything in a skillet! Tweeted too…

  22. Michael BMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:34pm PDT

    Belgium Waffles and French Toast

  23. AlexMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:39pm PDT

    Gotta stick with the traditional corned beef with hash.

  24. TracyMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 4:51pm PDT

    definitely eggs benedict..w/some kind of seafood – crab, prawn, or smoked salmon!

  25. Teresa KMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 5:22pm PDT

    Anything with mushrooms.

  26. Cindy KSMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 5:48pm PDT

    Does a mimosa count as a brunch food? If not ๐Ÿ˜‰ then definitely it has to be the potatoes – fried,hash or roasted – I can’t get enough!!

  27. BelindaMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 6:18pm PDT

    Fish and chips, deep fried squid, chili, pulled pork benny, quail egg with sausages.

  28. Siobhan S.Monday, April 16th, 2012 — 6:33pm PDT

    Breakfast potatoes are my favourite! Hashbrowns are the best.

  29. MichelleMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 6:38pm PDT

    Scrambled eggs and a good hash! That’s all you need ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. Donna LMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 6:47pm PDT

    It used to be French toast but now it’s eggs benny. And anything with bacon!

  31. sonja sMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 6:53pm PDT

    Smoked salmon eggs benny tops the list of my favourite brunch foods.
    What a fantastic contest!

  32. Vanessa WMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 7:36pm PDT

    Eggs Benny!

  33. LindaMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 8:19pm PDT

    Food contests are the best. Best brunch food is bangers and mash!

  34. TinaMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 8:27pm PDT

    My favourite brunch items are omlette, hash brown patties, bacon and some fresh fruit.

  35. JeffMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 9:40pm PDT

    Chicken and waffles!

  36. cfMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 10:00pm PDT

    Blueberry pancakes! Nom nom nom…

  37. LeanneMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 10:10pm PDT

    French toast with sliced fruit!

  38. AlexMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 10:48pm PDT

    eggs benedict of all sorts are my favourite

  39. ThomasMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 11:15pm PDT

    Eggs benedict!

  40. AmyMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 11:27pm PDT

    Corned beef hash with poached eggs

  41. BonsTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 12:11am PDT

    Eggs benedict, hash brown, french toast, waffles…

  42. DilaraTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 12:33am PDT

    Eggs Benedict with crab or lobster. And Belgian waffles…

  43. Dennis L.Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 1:00am PDT

    Anything with bacon in it works for me.

  44. JennyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 1:12am PDT

    Mushroom spinach omelette!

  45. eshizziTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:23am PDT

    Anything and everything BACON.

  46. DavidTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:57am PDT

    I love omelette!

  47. RachelTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 9:21am PDT

    Eggs Benedict for the win!

  48. GigiTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 9:34am PDT

    Eggs Benny! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. IainTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 9:45am PDT

    DIY or made-to-order omelettes!

  50. Ruby ThaparTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 9:51am PDT

    Eggs and fruit

  51. allysonTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT


  52. JoanneTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    My favourite brunch food has to be bacon (yumm!), eggs-over easy, and pancakes.

  53. ChelleTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:12am PDT

    Veggie omelet would have to be my favourite brunch food.

  54. BaileyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:13am PDT

    Eggs benny hands down…so yummy!

  55. MandyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:19am PDT

    Eggs Benedict and French Toast ๐Ÿ™‚ yum!

  56. Michelle W.Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:42am PDT

    breakfast sausage!

  57. Denise NTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:43am PDT

    waffles with strawberries

  58. BrandonTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 11:10am PDT

    English muffin

  59. VaniaTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 11:36am PDT

    eggs benny! yumy!

  60. JudyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 12:02pm PDT

    Prawn Eggs Benny any day..

  61. AimeeTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 12:14pm PDT

    Chocolate crepes

  62. RoseTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 12:21pm PDT

    French toast!

  63. GeraldTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 12:27pm PDT

    French toast with fresh strawberries and maple syrup for me!

  64. StephanieTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 1:06pm PDT

    french toast!

  65. JanTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 1:08pm PDT

    Eggs Benedict and good coffee

  66. GisellaTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 1:17pm PDT

    Eggs Benedict w/ Hashbrowns!!

  67. NicoleTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 1:25pm PDT

    Quiche with bacon and home fried potatoes on the side!

  68. lucy kabatoffTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 2:36pm PDT

    love pancakes

  69. NicoleTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 2:45pm PDT

    pancakes and waffles!

  70. lindawwwwTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 3:49pm PDT

    traditional bacon, eggs, hash browns, and toast.

  71. Paula HTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 4:42pm PDT


  72. DanaTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 4:55pm PDT

    Eggs benny, hands down! Mmm…

  73. KatieTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 7:59pm PDT

    Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, homemade bread with butter.

  74. JTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:17pm PDT


  75. janice montroyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:26pm PDT

    bacon and pancakes

  76. VinceTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:33pm PDT

    Salmon eggs benny and strong dark coffee to drink!

  77. KatherineTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:38pm PDT

    Eggs benny, crisp hashbrowns, a few strips of bacon and fruit… oh and a fragrant cappuccino… all while pa-rousing over a thick weekend newspaper.

  78. DeidreTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:39pm PDT

    pancakes, berries and whipped cream with a large cappuccino to sip on.

  79. kahhleeTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:43pm PDT

    french toast and waffles with a scoop of fresh fruits

  80. BradleyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 9:47pm PDT

    Mmm….corn beef hash!

  81. Tooth FairyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 9:59pm PDT

    I like waffles with strawberries and whip cream for a real sweet brunch treat!

  82. Jessica BleasdaleTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:02pm PDT

    eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, salmon, coffee

  83. Cyndi TTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:10pm PDT

    a ham, cheese and veggie omelette

  84. GraceWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 12:58am PDT

    Eggs benny with salmon, and a side of fruit

  85. Mike GismondiWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 7:23am PDT

    All the sweet desserts!

  86. Mike GismondiWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 7:23am PDT

    All the sweet desserts

  87. Angela griffinWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 7:24am PDT

    I like the bacon

  88. Debbie FWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 7:40am PDT

    Eggs Bennie is my favorite brunch food – oh and bacon on the side.

  89. Debbie FWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 7:44am PDT

    I tweeted.

  90. jeanieWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 11:41am PDT

    love love eggs benny!! =D

  91. CeciWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 1:13pm PDT

    It would have to be eggs benedict!!

  92. maryWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    tea sandwich. yum

  93. SharonWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 1:35pm PDT

    Bacon ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. RoWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 2:38pm PDT


  95. vcnbcWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    My favourite brunch food of all time is eggs benedict!

  96. SharonWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

    Full English breakfast – yum!

  97. mariaWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 7:53pm PDT

    I love brunch, bacon, sausage, eggs and lunch items such as sushi!

  98. KathleenWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 10:38pm PDT

    corned beef has breakfast! ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. IanWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 11:43pm PDT

    eggs benny!

  100. Grace MWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 11:43pm PDT

    waffles…belgian waffles!!!

  101. SharylinWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 11:55pm PDT

    Eggs Benny ~ in lieu of a Toasted Western which I can’t seem to find out here on the west coast

  102. MeganThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 12:00am PDT

    Waffles, syrup, and bacon please!

  103. Mark HThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 12:05am PDT

    Eggs Benny are always a no-lose choice!

  104. winnieThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 12:08am PDT

    fresh waffles with fresh strawberry syrup and a lot of whip cream.

  105. Jenn SThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:31am PDT

    Fresh made omlettes

  106. ALThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 7:41am PDT

    Eggs Benedict.

  107. LauraThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 9:05am PDT

    Brunch is a tricky one for me being gluten and dairy free…including eggs!

    I like bacon and oatmeal and fruit and more bacon!!!!

  108. KimThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 9:57am PDT

    Gotta love those little square hash browns. Mmmm… so good.

  109. richard wThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 10:00am PDT

    eggs benny of course!

  110. ReneeThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 10:09am PDT

    Eggs Benedict ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Stephanie SThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    Eggs Benny! Specifically Smoked Salmon Bennys ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. JackieThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 2:04pm PDT

    Banana nut Franch toast is my fave!

  113. DevikaThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:07pm PDT

    Yum, brunch!

  114. Jen MThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    Caesars! And Bacon

  115. KarlaThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:11pm PDT

    Waffles…Omelettes…poached eggs…Pancakes…French Toast…Benny’s…
    Pretty much anything that is being served! LOL…and Bacon of course!

  116. Cherryl LThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:27pm PDT

    omelettes, eggs (scrambled, easy over or poached), crispy bacon, pancakes, french toast, waffles, more bacon, hashbrowns/home fries, more bacon, fresh fruit, mimosas, caesars….and any of the previous items that incorporate bacon.

  117. WinnieThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    Definitely omelets and hashbrowns!

  118. SueThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

    Eggs Benny with real hollandaise!

  119. KristiThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    Anything with bacon!! Eggs benny…. mmmm… hashbrowns, sausage…

  120. KriziaThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 8:52pm PDT

    Scramble eggs + Sausages + Hashbrowns + Toast

  121. NancyThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 8:59pm PDT

    Anything involving crispy bacon…oh, and STRONG coffee. Breakfast of champions, right there!

  122. CarolFriday, April 20th, 2012 — 8:32am PDT

    Poached eggs, hashbrowns and toast – with coffee of course.

  123. MichelleFriday, April 20th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT

    Bacon! Waffles! Sausage! French Toast! I love it all ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. RobynFriday, April 20th, 2012 — 3:07pm PDT

    sausage and scrambled eggs! and potatoes of some sort.

  125. MaySaturday, April 21st, 2012 — 11:31pm PDT

    Brisket benny & fresh OJ

  126. FraserSaturday, April 21st, 2012 — 11:38pm PDT

    Steak & eggs with coffee and a side of fresh fruit.

  127. Cindy KSSunday, April 22nd, 2012 — 6:25pm PDT

    Who one??

  128. Cindy KSSunday, April 22nd, 2012 — 6:26pm PDT

    I meant…who won? He he

  129. AlbertMonday, April 23rd, 2012 — 6:37pm PDT

    French toast with maple surup and whipped cream…hold the fruit!

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