New Dishes, New Cocktails and Exile Bistro

Visited recently to taste some of the new cocktails and dishes on their Summer menu.

1st cocktail:

Emerald Lake Cocktail

Emerald Lake Cocktail

Emerald Lake Cocktail with Gin, maple, lime, fresh water blue-green algae; unique white froth on top comes from the shaking of the blue-green algae representing an egg white yet no egg is used.

1st dish:

Beet Salad

Beet Salad

Beet Salad with goat cheese, kamut berries, honey pecans, and a honey drizzle; such a beautifully presented salad, the honey drizzle adds a delightful touch to the flavours.

2nd dish:

Handmade ravioli

Handmade ravioli

Handmade ravioli nettle ricotta, beet-caramelized onion sauce, parsley oil, this was a delicoous dish, so flavourful.

2nd cocktail:

Hemlock Highball

Hemlock Highball

Hemlock Highball with Gillespies Gastown Vodka and hemlock syrup, straight up with unique flavours from the hemlock syrup.

3rd dish:

Bison dry ribs

Bison dry ribs

Bison dry ribs – herb yoghurt, black cherry bbq sauce, vegetable slaw, pickle; perfectly cooked bison,  the slow and pickle add a bit of magic to this wonderful dish.

4th dish:

Rhubarb Cashew Cream Cake

Rhubarb Cashew Cream Cake

Rhubarb Cashew Cream Cake with a date-walnut crust, fruit compote, coconut vanilla whip

This restaurant just celebrated their 2nd year creating innovative dishes and creative cocktails in the westend.

Exile Bistro is located at 1220 Bute Street in Vancouver. You can call them at 604-563-8633 or find them on twitter @exilebistro

By: Richard Wolak