Whitetooth Mountain Bistro in Golden, B.C. looked like a casual grownup kind of place, so I didn’t expect the waitress to come out with crayons and a colouring sheet for H. In fact, almost every place we ate at in town was extremely kid-friendly, with kids’ menus and change tables in the bathrooms. Golden is a great place for families to visit.
That gorgeous plate above with the sunny side eggs is Whitetooth’s huevos rancheros ($10.50). Hidden underneath is a very filling stack of flour tortillas with refried beans, chorizo sausage, panfried potatoes, sour cream and salsa.
We asked for one egg and one bacon for H. I was impressed that his plate, as well as ours, came with a bright side of watermelon and grapefruit because so many breakfast places serve fruit only if you order it at an extra cost — and even then, it’s often a syrupy fruit salad that’s been sitting in a bucket. So thumbs up for the fresh fruit, Whitetooth.
My Godfather ($12.25) was a lovely benedict of prosciutto, grilled (not mealy, raw) tomato and arugula pesto. My eggs were nicely poached medium, and the hollandaise was a luxurious weekday treat.
I got a glimpse of the restaurant inside when I went to the bathroom. I would definitely come back here to try dinner.
Whitetooth Mountain Bistro, 427 9th Ave N., Golden, B.C., (250) 344-5120. Open for breakfast 9 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch 11 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner starts at 5 p.m.