7211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Tel: 604-207- 7107
Advice: 3 course special for $38 or add a wine pairing for $14 extra. Hand grated Bolivian Salt table-side is a nice touch.
Off the beaten track, adjoined to a hotel is a steakhouse that isn’t ordinary by any means. It’s the special touches that make this dining experience a stand out, recently blogger Mary Sheridan joined me for dinner in search of indulging in a great steak experience. To begin we were served an Amuse of Scallop ceviche cooked in lemon juice along with a complimentary basket of house-baked Cranberry bread and Garlic bread.
We then shared a couple of salads, the Carver’s Salad ($8) Spinach, Crisp romaine lettuce, Blue cheese dressing, Apple wood smoked bacon, Harrison Farms eggs, Cherry tomatoes and the delicious and refreshing Asparagus & Arugula Salad ($8) Arugula, Asparagus, Sun dried tomatoes, Lemon herb vinaigrette, Toasted almonds, Shaved parmesan cheese.
We then had the outstanding and unique Tempura Calamari & Shrimp ($11) Lemon marinated, Asparagus, Red pepper, Jalapenos, Lemon chipotle aioli, Tzatziki Chef Boban’s creation. The next dish was my least favourite, the Pacific Shrimp and Dungeness Crab Cake ($12) Soy reduction, Pineapple salsa which was small and lacked flavour. The star dish of the night was the perfectly cooked medium well Filet Mignon ($31) a 10 oz Centre cut filet, tender and full of flavour, the finest grade available and specially selected certified Angus Beef. Their steaks are aged for a minimum of 28 days and marinated for a week in cold pressed olive oil blended with their Chef’s secret spices.
For dessert we shared the delicious White and Dark Chocolate Terrine ($9) Tart raspberry sauce, Almond wafer and the Duo of Vanilla Beans, Ginger Crème Brule and Espresso Creme Brule ($8). Not only did Mary and I have a delightful time we were both enchanted with the spot on service too!
Review By: Richard Wolak