CARVER`S STEAKHOUSE

7211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Tel: 604-207- 7107

Web: www.carversdining.com

Twitter: @CarversSteak

Advice:  3 course special for $38 or add a wine pairing for $14 extra. Hand grated Bolivian Salt table-side is a nice touch.

Cranberry bread and Garlic bread

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.

Asparagus & Arugula Salad

Carver's Salad

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.

Tempura Calamari & Shrimp

Pacific Shrimp and Dungeness Crab Cake

Filet Mignon, 10oz

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.

White and Dark Chocolate Terrine

Duo of Vanilla Beans, Ginger Crème Brule and Espresso Creme Brule

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