ESTABLISHMENT LOUNGE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED

3162 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 736-7576

Web: http://www.estlounge.com/

Twitter: @EstLounge

Advice: Go with friends and share some dishes.

Establishment Palm Salad

Located in the heart of Kitsilano, Executive Chef Bongo is creating flavourful dishes in a lounging locale. Sit at the long bar solo or sit with friends at one of the tables on the restaurant side. I joined my friend Cassandra for dinner where we shared several dishes, starting off with the delicious Establishment Palm Salad ($12.50) a blend of fresh mango, cabbage slaw, bell peppers, avocado, basil, mint, chick peas and a roasted spiced-peanut vinaigrette.

Smoked Duck and Mango Rice Paper Spring Rolls

Okanagan Goat Cheese & Fig Souffle

Shrimp & Lobster Cakes

Latin pan-seared Scallops

Bison Lollypops

We then shared the Smoked Duck and Mango Rice Paper Spring Rolls ($15.95) along with the outstanding Okanagan Goat Cheese & Fig Souffle ($13.25) which happened to be my favourite dish of the night. The next round of dishes were the tasty Shrimp & Lobster Cakes ($16.95) that were almond crusted accompanied with a miso sauce, chipotle sauce and a jerk aioli; Latin pan-seared Scallops was ($20.50) and lastly the Bison Lollypops ($16.25).

Cheesecake

We shared Chef Bongo’s specialty Cheesecake ($10.50) of the night to finish of the meal.

Review By: Richard Wolak