I often frequent the website Chowhound.com which has a local discussion forum. Almost all of the people on the forum are really serious about food and on this day some of the members decided to have a group outing.
The beginning of the meeting started with introductions and talk of food in Vancouver. It then seemed like everyone was going to suggest their favorite restaurant and then have it shot down by other people at the table. Good thing everyone was nice and in good spirits or there could have been some blog wars started. To be honest, I think some blog beef would be funny.
Everyone at the table was talking about the bone marrow on the menu and it seemed like many people have tried this before. I felt like an inferior foodie for a second, but that thought felt really nerdy, so I was over that in a second.
Fmed from Foodosophy who ordered just before me got the last bone marrow dish available that night (16 dollars) leaving me with my second choice. It felt like a slap in the face by his gauntlet, and I thought the blog wars were going to start. Kidding! He was very nice and said he would share some of his bone marrow with me. I ordered the short ribs for 16 dollars and my friend that accompanied me to the meal ordered the bangers and hash (16 dollars which came with both mash and hash).
My sample of the bone marrow on toast was good. It was an interesting taste, but I would need to have more for me to really describe it. My first impression was flavourful but rich.
All the food tasted fantastic. My short ribs were really tender and had a great taste. The bangers and hash came with a generous portion of toulouse sausage (French sausage made from pork, smoked bacon, wine, and garlic) that were smooth and flavourful.
Everything that I tried was really good. It is also worth noting that the service there was solid. My only issue was for 16 dollars I was still walking out a little hungry, I could have easily ate another meal before I went to bed. To be a greedy pig here, you will have to break open you piggy bank.
307 West Cordova Street,
Their website sucks. Horrible font and some navigation elements that needs work.
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