I’ve recently been eating more chicken and pork than beef. I don’t know why I had a sudden change in preference for my meats but perhaps beef made me feel heavier after eating it. I also prefer the different marinades available for chicken and the different textures in dark and white meat. Since I was going through this phase, I decided to check out Homer St. Cafe and their famous rotisserie chicken.
Whenever I’m walking from Yaletown to Granville St., I would always walk pass Homer St. Cafe and get a whiff of their chicken. The venue is comfortable and modern, perfect for any dinner with your close friends or loved ones. To me, Homer St. Cafe is one of those places where you would walk by and think “This place looks so comfortable for a semi-fancy and quiet dinner.”
Maple Butter Pork Belly
The presentation was as good as the flavours. Served on a skillet dish, the pork belly was literally glistening from the maple butter smeared all over.
A delicious, savoury and crunchy exterior and a soft, juicy and salty interior, thank God this was served in a snack size. They were irresistible because they were so good and so easy to eat.
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Since my friends order this, I didn’t get to try too much of this dish. Regardless, the meatloaf was fuming with flavours and eating it with the bacon was like taking a bite of what a meat lover’s paradise would be.
Cole Slaw, Pee Wee Potatoes and Chicken Jus
When the four of us ordered the whole rotisserie chicken, I was a bit worried that we wouldn’t be full from only a chicken. I was quite relieved when pee wee potatoes and cole slaw were served as small bites alongside the chicken.
The chicken jus does wonders to the potatoes and the chicken. Since the potatoes were a bit dry, the rich gravy like chicken jus was the perfect dipping sauce.
Whole Rotisserie Chicken
I don’t know anyone who has been to Homer St. Cafe for dinner and hasn’t ordered the chicken. If you’re one of them, I would highly recommend trying their chicken at least once.
With a crunchy exterior, the juices and natural flavours of the chicken were all kept inside the meat. I really liked how there wasn’t too much seasoning or rub on the chicken so I really got to taste the chicken meat.
I’ve always been a dark meat fan, so I didn’t really need the chicken jus to help with the texture of the flavour. The white meat may need some chicken jus to moisten it up a bit.