I have said here before that I love White Spot. They do great burgers and milkshakes and they do a decent Eggs Benny. Since it was brunch and I wanted something hearty, I went directly to the brunch menu, pretty sure that I would order the Eggs Benny. But then something caught my eye: the Santa Fe Breakfast Burrito. The menu indicated that this was a new item, and here is how it's described on the menu and web site:
Your choice of fresh chicken breast or tender Canadian pulled pork, scrambled Omega 3 eggs, cheese, sautéed tomatoes and green peppers wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. Served with our trio of sauces – avocado salsa, tomato salsa, cilantro sour cream and red nugget Smashbrowns™.
You know what, I said to myself, let's try something different for once! So I ordered the burrito and waited with anticipation.
When my plate came, I was underwhelmed by the appearance of the burrito. Here it is:
The flavour of the dish was also very underwhelming. Though there were onions & peppers in the filling, the innards of the burrito were poorly seasoned and bland. It could have used something like a bunch of chili powder, or something flavourful. Instead, there were the veggies, the chicken strips, the scrambled eggs, a tiny bit of cheese (this whole dish needed way more cheese in general!) The salsa on the side was a great help; I just wished there was salsa or something inside the burrito. The corn & avocado salsa was just OK - I'm not a fan of corn off the cob. But even the salsa didn't have enough kick to it and the sour cream was pretty useless.
I must also say that this is the second or third time I've had these newfandangled red nugget "smashbrowns." They are not very good! In fact, they are very boring! I would much, much rather have had a traditional hashbrown.
So, this was a disappointing meal. And I'm disappointed that I'm disappointed. Usually, White Spot is a sure bet - which is why I keep going there - but taking the risk this time and having something new just didn't pay off. I'll be back to Eggs Benny or a burger the next time I go for brunch.
BTW, my roommate T had the chipotle chicken wrap and she really enjoyed it. It's one of her faves. Here it is:
I kept wishing during my meal that I'd ordered the same!