2006.08.13

Poutine!

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Saturday excursion to Vancouver, joining friends who were already engaged in a decadent weekend of consumption: first, lunch at Feenie’s in Kitsilano, which is the comfort food-inspired sister restaurant to Lumière, located next door. My very first experience with poutine, which I learned about at Pommes Frites in Manhattan but never had a chance to try. These are hand cut potato fries with cheese curds and brown gravy, totally over-the-top and delicious. Paired with a truly excellent hamburger and a peach-raspberry smoothie, lunch really hit the spot. Topped this off with cupcakes from a bakery down the street.

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And then, after several hours of recovery, dinner! Which was the tasting menu at West (formerly Ouest); eight divine courses, including: tomato gazpacho with prawn salad; scallop ceviche with mango & avocado purée; parfait of foie gras with apple jelly on fruit bread (oh god, this was good!); and ever more and more. Four hours at dinner made for a very late drive back to Seattle — but so worth it.

For posterity, the menu:

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Saturday excursion to Vancouver, joining friends who were already engaged in a decadent weekend of consumption: first, lunch at Feenie's\n in Kitsilano, which is the comfort food-inspired sister restaurant to Lumière, located next door. My very first experience with poutine, which\nI learned about at Pommes Frites in Manhattan but never had a chance to\n try. These are hand cut potato fries with cheese curds and brown gravy,\n totally over-the-top and delicious. Paired with a truly excellent \nhamburger and a peach-raspberry smoothie, lunch really hit the spot. Topped this off with cupcakes from a bakery down the street.

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And then, after several hours of recovery, dinner! Which was the tasting menu at West\n (formerly Ouest); eight divine courses, including: tomato gazpacho with\n prawn salad; scallop ceviche with mango & avocado purée; parfait of\n foie gras with apple jelly on fruit bread (oh god, this was good!); \nand ever more and more. Four hours at dinner made for a very late drive \nback to Seattle -- but so worth it.

For posterity, the menu:

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