Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Forage: DineOutVancouver #2-- beautiful creations!

So... by this time every place is almost fully booked. And Adorables found a booking here-- for 9:30pm. Suuuuper late dinner. But worth it! Super excited about Dine Out #2 =D All photo credits to Adorables (now my official photographer heh heh)

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Restaurant: Forage (visit their website here)
Location: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cuisine: Canadian, Seafood
Price range: $20+ per person

Date of visit: January 29, 2014
Atmosphere: 4.5/5
Staff/service: 5/5
Food variety: 4/5
Food quality: 4/5
Buck worthy? 4/5

Their dine out menu is $28 and is a three course meal. For the appetizer, I chose their Forage Award Winning Seafood Chowder, it looked so nice. Rich, creamy, and "sweet". Loaded with salmon, scallops, and what I believe to be mini lobster tails. I really liked this soup, including the soft-boiled quail egg. (Feediddles also ordered the chowder-- this is actually hers because hers looked more interesting than mines did hehe)

Since I got the chowder, Adorables was convinced into getting the other option (because we wanna try more variety), which was the Spruce Tip Smoked Bison Carpaccio which was equally amazing. I've never had bison before, but the meaty flavors were so delicious. Alongside the crispy parsnip, black pepper cranberry jelly, and everything else they put on top-- it was a beautiful foodgasm in my mouth. The bison itself had a bit of chew to it, which I enjoyed.

Onto the main courses! Adorables was the unique one this meal, ordered the Roasted Gelderman Farm Pork Belly. The marbling and layers of fat/pork just made the piece melt in my mouth. The skin was nicely done as well, a bit on the salty side, but it was a fluffy crisp-- which was surprising because it looked a lot like Chinese roasted pig, but was simpler and had fluffier crispy skin.

The rest of us (Feediddles, Eggtart and I) chose the Pacific Provider Spring Salmon option. This was beautifully arranged, like the rest of our meal. The salmon was flaky and "smooth"-- it melted in my mouth but had a crispy exterior-- LOVED IT. Was a bit salty on some parts (chunks of salt) but I'll dismiss that because the celery root remoulade was delicious paired with the salmon (neutralized the salty). The hash was nice too, nothing super special and neither Feediddles or Eggtart wanted the smoked onions (which I really enjoyed).

Finally, dessert! Again, Adorables chose the different option (partly because I happened to choose what everyone else chose haha). The Crumb Crusted Maple Rye "French Toast" was super good. The toast was crispy on the outside and the inside was so moist it just melted. I found the marshmallow hard to get at though. And too much chocolate it was overwhelmingly sweet.

Annnnd everyone else got the Blueberry Hazelnut Financier. It was a cakey creation with a crispy exterior. Moist on the inside while with a bit of spring in it, I really liked it and wished I could have more, if I had not been sick =( Adorables ate double desserts hehe. I snuck some cream before a photo was taken, hence the blob on my financier. I mostly tasted the blueberry and found it not overly-sweet.

Super friendly waitress who checked up on us frequently, I enjoyed my meal. Although we were here so late, the restaurant was still pretty full (until the very end, when everyone left).

Not a bad choice for dine out! Although for those of you who aren't light munchers, this might not be filling enough =(

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to Forage tomorrow so thanks for the post! :D