UPDATED 1/2/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED
1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Advice: Ask your server for drink and food suggestions and have fun.
A dining lounge that is upbeat, sophisticated, fun and glam with great food and drink to celebrate, downstairs dining is mostly table service where the upstairs is mostly for lounging on appies, drinks and desserts. Society is all about having fun and this goes all the way from the Candy Floss drinks to the food to the desserts, if you are with a group of friends you may want to order up the Junk Food Platter for dessert and share. The décor is mostly black with two bright pink chandeliers that are the star attraction of the room. The menu was chock full of dishes and so tempting that my friend and I ordered a variety of items some to share and some to devour on our own. Started off with a couple of drinks, I had the Chocolate Mint Milkshake ($8) and my friend had the Amaratta Manhattan Cocktail ($8). Our first appetizer was the Fernie Meatloaf Balls ($7) in a tasty tomato sauce. Next up was the Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella salad ($8) a colorful array of tomatoes which was a good size for sharing.
The chef suggested we try his French Onion Soup ($10) which is made with veal bones for the stock, how could we pass up a suggestion from the chef, since we both wanted to try the soup we asked to him to serve the one portion into two.
Now it was time for the entrees and we had the Lobster Gnochi ($18) -1/2 Atlantic lobster, tarragon cream, Parmesan crust and the BBQ Beef Ribs ($18) with tomato cucumber salad, we added a vegetable side and went with the Cauliflower Gratin ($6) parmesan cream.
At this point my friend and I were quite full, so I had another friend join us for dessert, we changed tables and shared 3 of the spectacular desserts, we enjoyed all of them but the one that was a star was the Maple Bourbon Bread Pudding ($8) brioche, bourbon butterscotch, the other two we shared was the Doughnut Holes ($8) filled with white chocolate with a pink creme anglaise for dipping and the Rocky Road Brownie Parfait ($8) ice cream, marshmallows, brownie, prailine, chocolate sauce. Since it is fairly loud inside with music playing and the customers talking, if you are looking for a quieter more intimate dining experience then head outside to the heated patio.
Review by: Richard Wolak