Specials + Spirits Tasting Menu at House Special

Having visited a few times since opening, I was invited back to preview a special 4 course tasting menu that they are featuring for a limited time over the summer starting on July 22.

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Nick Carey’s “Apocalypse Now” New York Sour

Rye, Ginger Syrup, Citrus, Pinot Noir, Peppered Lime

Apocalypse Cow

Apocalypse Cow

Apocalypse Cow

Beef carpaccio with broccoli and Vietnamese herb puree, served with crispy rice and roasted broccoli

Hoi An Fruit Stand

Hoi An Fruit Stand

Bryan Statham’s “Hoi An Fruit Stand”

Watermelon, Gin, Ginger Syrup and Berliner Weisse

Temple’s Fried Quail

Temple’s Fried Quail

Temple’s Fried Quail

Chicken fried buttermilk quail and sriracha gelee, served with a cilantro and jalapeño buttermilk biscuit

Sake Iced Tea

Sake Iced Tea

Chef Phong Vo’s Sake Iced Tea

XO Cobia & Stuffed Squid

XO Cobia & Stuffed Squid

XO Cobia & Stuffed Squid

Boudin noir stuffed squid with seared cobia, served with lemon pilaf with mushroom xo sauce

 

Lemongrass Drop

Lemongrass Drop

Nathan Jone’s Lemongrass Drop

Limoncello, Vodka, Lemongress Syrup Fresh Squeezed Kalamansi

Limes, Lemongrass infused Sugar Rim

Fresh Soursop Sorbet

Fresh Soursop Sorbet

Fresh Soursop Sorbet

My favourite of the food courses were the outstanding Temple’s Fried Quail and XO Cobia & Stuffed Squid; and my favourite cocktails of the night were the Hoi An Fruit Stand and the Lemongrass Drop.

This special menu at House Special is priced at $65/ per person which includes the food and cocktail parings. Advance reservations are a must and make sure you tell them you want to reserve by phone at (778) 379-2939 for the Specials & Spirits Tasting Menu.

By: Richard Wolak