Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A weekend of Food

We had a particularly food-y weekend. It wasn't planned, but as always, during the week we eat so well and then the weekend comes, and we are hungry for something other than chicken and broccoli! 

On Friday afternoon, we met for lunch in Gastown at the Chill Winston. Some of Jose's work friends had told him about the 12 for $12 lunch menu which we wanted to try. Twelve options all at $12 makes it a great place for a quick lunch. They have plenty of options: meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan. I had the Arctic Char, Jose had the Bison Burger and then we shared the beet and mango salad. Considering the price, the food was excellent. The portions are on the smaller side, and I thought they were a little stingy on the mango!

In the evening, we went back to one of our favourite places - Fable. A restaurant on West 4th in Kitsilano, with a concept of Food to Table, hence Fable! The food is absolutely delicious.
The menu is quite small, but all the ingredients are local and so you really know you are eating fresh, good-quality ingredients. We ordered rye bread with whipped butter, 'canned' tuna, pate, the pork special, lemon meringue parfait and S'mores. A fairly indulgent evening washed down with a Bourbon Sour and a Kiss from a Rose.

The 'S'mores' is basically a... s'more! I had no idea what s'mores were when I first came to Canada, but for anyone else who might be wondering, it's a graham cracker with a layer of marshmallow and chocolate - a Canadian camping favourite. Definitely not one for the waistline, but oh so good!