Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yaletown Restaurant Review

No trip to Yaletown would be complete without stopping into Rodney's Oyster House. A dozen or so oyster's and a glass of Pinot Gris and voila, you're ready for dinner.

The question then became, in a neighbourhood full of great restaurants, where?

Well, we decided on this little gem - Bin941. To start our flurry of taste explosion, we ordered the Goat cheese house dried tomato salsa, navajo fry bread. Delicious. Went well with the India Pale Ale beer.

Sitting at the Chef's bar overlooking the kitchen action was an added bonus.

Chef served up a Tijuana caesar with classic dressing, crisp romaine and lemon pepper grilled crouton just before the Yucatan spice rub Bison flat iron steak, with tequila lime sauce, pumpkin spiced pearl onions, jicama fried yuca salad, cilantro poblano chile syrup. Can you say HOLY COW - or Bison! Hard to top that dish.

Unless you ordered the Traditional souk spiced Moroccan Chicken, with tagine, accents of saffron, almonds, sun-dried fruits, slow roasted natural jus, steamed cous-cous. Then you'd have no problem.

But the show stopper was up next. The Sashimi grade Ahi Tuna seared rare, spicy tuna tartare as salsa, shitake mushroom sui choy egg noodle chow mein, sweet soy Pinot Gris lime sauce. Add a glass of Seven Deadly Zins, some loud Buddha Bar music, and you have a meal for the ages.

As a final side note, everyone in the joint ordered the mussels. I'm probably going to go out on a limb here but I'd say they are a must order. Then again, what do I know.

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