Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Date night at Chambar.

José and I have always had date night on the 15th of each month. It is the day we consider to be the first day we became boyfriend and girlfriend. In September, José made a surprise reservation at a restaurant in Vancouver called Chambar. 

I had heard lots of lovely things about the food, and so I put on my new red dress and we headed off to Beatty street. 

The decor of Chambar is just beautiful. Lots of warm colours, fancy lights, brickwork and leather sofas.

 The food was so hearty and falvorful. I had the Tajine d’aziz à l’agneau, which is braised lamb shank with honey, figs, cinnamon & cilantro, served with cous cous and zalouk. The little pieces of fig make the dish a little bit sweet, but it definitely has quite a spicy kick to it. The picture really isn´t capturing the dish. The restaurant is so dark it is impossible to photos without a flash.

For dessert, inspired by all things European at this point, I got the Café Brulé, which always makes me think of the movie, Amélie. 
Chambar is a little pricey, but for a special occasion, well worth the price. 
A Vancouver gem.